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WBRZ's Unstuff the Bus

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 16 2015 Jul 16, 2015 July 16, 2015 9:10 AM July 16, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- WBRZ wants to thank everyone who participated in our annual Stuff the Bus Supply Drive! Thanks to your generosity we were able to fill five school buses with almost $40,000 in school supplies. This morning, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was at Capitol Elementary helping volunteers sift through the donations.

Volunteers In Public Schools, or VIPS, will spend all day Thursday sorting through crayons, pencils and other school items donated by the community. The donations are extremely important to students that aren't able to afford materials of their own.

This year's supply drive collected supplies for schools in East and West Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Schools Superintendent, Warren Drake, says that he's excited about how many people showed an interest in education by donating to Stuff the Bus.

"Starting school with new supplies makes a kid feel really good," said Drake. "I'm so appreciative of the people in Baton Rouge that have come by and made these donations for our kids.

Once the materials are sorted they will be sent to the Back to School Expo. Families will be able to pick up the materials at the event at Cortana Mall on Saturday, August 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can find out more information about VIPS and how to get involved by emailing them at vips@ebrschools.org.


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