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stuff the bus560Summer might be winding down but the United Way of Bruce Grey’s BackpackProgram is in full swing. Staff and volunteers have been busy packing backpacks that will be delivered to children across Bruce and Grey Counties. The Backpack Program was launched in 2005 and since then the organization has packed over 25,000 backpacks to children of low income families. This summer over 2,000 backpacks have been packed and there are more orders to fill. In response to this need, the United Way is hosting their annual Stuff The Bus event to help raise funds for the program and to collect much needed school supplies.

The event will take place this Thursday, August 22nd to 24th at Staples Owen Sound. Representatives for the organization will be on site with a big yellow school bus donated to the event by Martin’s Transit. The goal is to “stuff the bus” with as many school supplies as possible. The event provides the public with an opportunity to give back to their community by donating school supplies or by making a financial donation to the Backpack Program.

source: media release

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