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Although hard to believe, the new school year is right around the corner. Help local School Suppliesfamilies and children get ready for school by participating in Stuff the Bus 2017.

Did you know that in 2015, the cost of sending a single child back to school was estimated at $630? As childhood poverty continues to rise, it is becoming more challenging for families to find the resources to purchase necessary school supplies. You can help lighten their load by donating school supplies to a local Stuff the Bus Drive this Saturday, August 12.

We understand that time may have passed since you last purchased school supplies. Below you’ll see supplies most commonly found on area back to school lists.

  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Backpacks
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Binders- 3-ring, 1 ½” to 2”
  • Binder Dividers – 5-tab set
  • Colored pencils
  • Compass
  • Crayons – 8 count, 24 count
  • Facial tissue
  • Flash drive
  • Folders – 2 pocket
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Highlighters – Yellow
  • Washable markers – wide tip, 8 colors, thin tip – 8-12 colors
  • Sharpie Ultra-fine Marker – black
  • Spiral notebooks – single subject – wide lined & college rule
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper – wide-lined & college rule
  • Graphing paper
  • Printer paper – plain white
  • Index cards (100 pack)
  • Paper towels
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pencil case – zippered for 3-ring binder
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pink erasers
  • Post-it notes
  • Ruler – 12″ with inches & centimeters
  • School box • School glue
  • Scissors – 4-5″ blunt & pointed tips
  • Small stapler
  • Staples
  • Whiteout (nonliquid)
  • Zip-lock bags – sandwich, quart & gallon

Area retailers are running great back to school sales; there’s never been a better time to pick up supplies. Whether you bring one item or handful of supplies, please know that you are making a difference for a local child by giving them the tools they need for a successful school career.

To find a drive near you, please visit your local Lions Club website or search Facebook for local events. On behalf of Lions Pride and all Wisconsin Lions, thank you for helping us Stuff the Bus!

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