Altrusa of Gainesville will be collecting school supplies for homeless kids in Alachua County. Please bring supplies to help “stuff the bus” to the Yellow school bus @ Butler Plaza, on Archer Road next to TGI Fridays near Wal-Mart in Gainesville, FL, on Saturday, October 24, 2009, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Altrusa International of Gainesville’s fifth annual “Stuff the Bus” event helps homeless and needy students attending Alachua County public schools. Please help us over-fill this bus with new school supplies, personal hygiene items and store gift cards in any denomination for clothing and other immediate needs.
Unemployment and foreclosures have contributed to more than 700 homeless children enrolled in Alachua County schools this year. For these students, school is one of the few stable, secure places in their lives. New school supplies and clothing helps make their school experience positive. The items collected will be distributed to the students who need them by Alachua County school counselors.