Sixth Annual Stuff the Bus Makes an Impact
Essential school supplies provided to at-risk students.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently completed its sixth annual Stuff the Bus program, presented by Hot Topic, to benefit children in Rutherford and Cannon counties. Nearly 15,000 essential school supply items were collected by 70 participating companies and organizations. One hundred and seventy-one volunteers sorted the items at the Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon and the supplies were distributed to Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City and Cannon County schools.
McKenna Moore, Director of Volunteer and Strategic Engagement for United Way, said, “School supplies were distributed to Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County central offices and from there disseminated to individual schools. Different students have different needs at any given time, and this allows guidance counselors to hand a student an array of supplies customized to fit their individual situation. The supplies for Cannon County were distributed at the annual We Care Cannon event, which served more than 600 students.”
Organizations, companies and individuals participated in the Sort-a-Thon set up on July 25th and 26th and the event on July 28th at Hobgood Elementary. Companies participating this year through private donations, in-kind gifts or volunteers included:
Advance Auto Parts
Chuck E Cheese
City of Murfreesboro
DoubleTree by Hilton
Fifth Third Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Ford of Murfreesboro
Hawthorne Park South Apartments
Hilton Garden Inn
Journeys in Community Living
Kingdom Ministries Worship Center
LaVergne City Hall
La Quinta Inn
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership
Middle Tennessee State University
Morter Family Chiropractic
Murfreesboro City Schools Central Office
Murfreesboro Water & Sewer
Murfreesboro Young Professionals
National Dance Club
Once Upon A Child
Patterson Park Community Center
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Roscoe Brown, Inc.
Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Rutherford County Register of Deeds
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
State Farm - Agent Dana Womack
State Farm - Agent Jeannie Almond
State Farm - Agent Joel Laird
State Farm - Agent Bill Hayes
Toyota of Murfreesboro
Wilson Bank & Trust
Don & Hanna Witherspoon
The Woodlands Neighborhood
United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Stuff the Bus event sponsors included: Hot Topic, State Farm, Amazon, Kasai, City Auto, UPS, Schneider Electric, Quinn's Mercantile, Kennametal, Wastequip, Murfreesboro City Schools and International Paper.
For more information about volunteering with United Way, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org.
About United Way
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.
To be the primary community solutions leader for human services.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is located at 3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro. For more information, please call (615) 893-7303 or visit www.yourlocaluw.org.