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Stuff the Bus 2014

Where did the summer go? It seems like only yesterday that a new group of campers were just arriving at Lions Camp for a week of fun. However, it’s now time for kids to trade in their sunscreen for a backpack filled with all sorts of school supplies.

While this is an exciting time of the year for parents and children, it can quickly become stressful when it’s time to start purchasing a year’s worth of school supplies. Did you know that in 2013, it was estimated that it cost approximately $631 to send a child back to school? As child poverty continues to rise, it can become especially difficult for families to provide children with the resources that they need in order to learn.

The Lions of Wisconsin are on a mission to help these families in need by taking part in Stuff the Bus and you can help, too!

Still time to help, you can donate new or unused school supplies or books to one of the collection sites. Please click here to see the needed school supplies. Your Lions Club can also get involved by hosting a collection drive, contact MD27 Coordinator Jodi Burmeister at lionsstuffthebus@gmail.com or 608-444-9127 with any questions.

Remember, anything you can do today will help a child tomorrow. Together, we can work to help area children get the resources that they need to be their best.