Posted: Jul 8, 2010 4:43 PM by Sarah Rosario
Updated: Jul 8, 2010 6:33 PM
When it comes to stuffing the bus, volunteers in East Baton Rouge are geared up and ready to go.
"When you light a candle in a child's life and make that difference, you illuminate your own life just as much as you illuminate the child's life," said volunteer John Sills.
Sills is a financial advisor by day, but he says his true passion is tutoring. This year is his second time volunteering for 'Stuff the Bus.'
"When I am in the schools, I can see that there are materials they need, and it's a shame for a child to want for an item that can be provided," said Sills.
Sills is part of an organization called Volunteers in Public Schools. It's the sole group coordinating people to help 'Stuff the Bus' in East Baton Rouge. The organization helps provide the basic tools and resources students need to succeed. Those tools include scissors, markers, papers and pens. Volunteers in EBR will help collect, sort and package the supplies and put them on the bus.
"To see that much outpouring from the community, and so many items, so many people volunteering their time and helping supply to the schools, it's wonderful," said Sills.
The event is Wednesday, July 14th. You can drop off supplies to the Office Depot on College Drive or the one in Gonzales on Airline Highway. News 2 will be there live throughout the day from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.