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Stuff the Bus - School Supply Drive a Success

Last Updated on Sep 6, 2017 at 3:52pm | Public Information Office

United Way of Garrett County, in partnership with Walmart, sponsored the sixth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive to benefit students attending the area schools in Garrett County on Friday, August 11, 2017.  First United Bank and Clear Mountain Bank branches in Garrett County also participated as drop off sites for school supplies.

Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort to collect school supplies for students in Garrett County. The school bus once again was donated for the day by Bertha and Kevin Green, who have supported the event from the beginning.  Garrett County Public Schools’ staff members, along with United Way Executive Committee and Community Partners volunteered for the day. Supplies were distributed to all of the local schools in Garrett County and to first-generation college students at Garrett College. Monetary donations of over $1,300.00 were collected and given to Garrett County Public Schools to buy other needed materials. 

CUW presents check to GCPS

Pictured presenting CUW check to GCPS: Mary Beth Pirolozzi, Executive Director of County United Way and Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools.

Stuff the Bus Collection Site

Pictured at Stuff th e Bus collection site: (left to right) Sandy Bell, Cindy’s Fund; Jacob Hannah, VISTA member at Garrett College; Bertha Green, bus owner; Dr. Jane Wildesen, Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations; Aiden and Paige Pirolozzi with Mary Beth Pirolozzi, Executive Director of County United Way.