Friday, August 10, 2012

"Stuff the Bus Drive" Successful

4th Annual “Stuff the Bus Drive”
 is a Success!

Pullman, WA – The 4th annual Stuff the School drive reached its goal of collecting school supplies for more than 300 students, organizers say. This year, the drive was a multi-community effort to support children with the tools for learning.

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman and Kiwanis Club of Moscow in collaboration with Pullman Child Welfare and the Pullman and Colton School Districts in Washington and the Moscow School District in Idaho spearheaded the drive for K-12 school supplies. Youth eligible for free or reduced school lunches are eligible to receive school supplies from the drive.

“Many thanks to the Stuff the Bus sponsors, donors, media and volunteers who worked together across Palouse region communities to make this a successful drive,” said Sandra Woodrow, long-time Stuff the Bus coordinator.

Pullman and Colton School District: The goal of 220 backpacks for elementary and middle school students and 50 kits for high school students along with 50 flash drives, 50 scientific calculators and other supplies valued at $20,000 for both school districts was met.

Radio, television and newspaper in-kind donations to build visibility for this initiative contributed significantly to the success of the fourth annual drive, Woodrow said.

Moscow School District: In its first year to join Stuff the Bus, the Moscow committee raised more than $7,000 in cash and in-kind donations of school supplies that will be donated to the Moscow School District for low income families. Thanks to the support of Moscow businesses and to the efforts of volunteers at the school bus sites, the first year Stuff the Bus school supply drive in Moscow was a success.

Please visit the Pullman Kiwanis website at to view all of the community and media sponsors who made a difference for the children in our communities.