Stuff a Bus campaign underway


GREENVILLE — The Darke County United Way is once again having its annual Stuff A Bus Day of Caring Project to collect school supplies and distribute them to all Darke County school districts for students in need.

Items needed include paper (wide and college-ruled), composition books, No. 2 pencils, blue and black pens, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, safety scissors, markers, washable markers, highlighters, Post-It notes, crayons in 16 or 24 packs, single-subject notebooks, colored pencils, pocket folders, calculators, pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches/boxes, dry erase markers, backpacks, lunch boxes, ziplock bags, tissues and antibacterial wipes.

Collection day is Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot in Greenville and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Versailles Board of Education’s front parking lot. To drop off school supplies before July 31, take them to one of the following collection points: Darke County YMCA-Greenville and Versailles; Farmers State Bank – Greenville and New Madison Branches; Greenville Federal – main office; Greenville National Bank – Broadway branch in Greenville, and branches in Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford and Gettysburg, Second National Bank – Broadway branch in Greenville, and Arcanum and Versailles branches; Versailles Savings & Loan office in Versailles; and the Darke County United Way Office.

The goal is to collect 10,000 supplies. Stuff a Bus benefits children in the following school districts: Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Tri Village, Versailles and Board of Developmental Disabilities.

For more information, contact the Darke County United Way at 547-1272 or unitedway@darkecountyunitedway.org.