Stuff the Bus Nets $18,000 in Supplies
Donations help Berkeley School District meet needs.
Berkeley County residents and civic organizations contributed more than 13,000 in school supplies valued at more $18,000 for students and teachers earlier this month.
The first annual Stuff the Bus Berkeley campaign was a week-long drive for the items students would need (like book bags, pencils, crayons, notebooks) and the resources important for teachers (like printer paper and dry erase markers).
"Our goal was to engage our community in supporting education in Berkeley County," said District Superintendent Rodney Thompson in a statement. "I am pleased to report that the community response has been overwhelming."
More than 30 local businesses and organizations participated in the effort, including Goose Creek's J.W. Aluminum, that collected more than 2,000 items.
"It's heart-warming to know that people believe in what we're doing," Thompson said. "This community poured out its heart for our students, and we are grateful for their support."
Other local organizations included:
- Advantage Healthcare of Charleston
- Alcoa Mt. Holly
- Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
- Berkeley County Public Library System
- Berkeley Electric Cooperative
- Bucca's Restaurant
- First Citizens Bank, Hanahan
- Grounds Maintenance Inc.
- Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
- Highland Park Baptist Church
- Home Telephone
- J.W. Aluminum
- Knights of Columbus
- Navy Wives of Goose Creek
- PSD Charleston/Lowcountry Women of Color
- Santee Cooper
- Stokes Kia
- SunTrust Bank
- Tech Savvy Kids Club
- The Gazette
- Walmart, Goose Creek
- Trident United Way
- Wild Orchid Salon