SIX LOCATIONS TO DROP OFF CONTRIBUTIONS
Atlanta – July 24, 2014 – Channel 2, WSB-TV, The Family 2 Family Project and The Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) announce the return of the annual school supply donation event “Stuff The Bus” (Hashtag #StuffTheBus). This year there are six locations around Greater Atlanta to drop off supplies. The “bus stops” will be open noon -7 p.m.
The campaign’s mission is to provide homeless children and children in group homes with the book bags and school supplies they need to succeed in school. For a list of supplies needed visit Stuff The Bus
“‘Stuff the Bus’ gives children in need a better start as they return to school,” said Tim McVay, Vice President and General Manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV. “With the proper school supplies in hand, they enter that first day with a chance to better fit in with the rest of the kids. Something as simple as a book bag, calculator or binder can really make a difference.”
The Children’s Restoration Network says last year every school-aged child living in a shelter or group home throughout the 20 county metro Atlanta area received a brand new, filled book bag. This year, we hope you’ll help us top the 2014 contributions and collect 6,000 new book bags and school supplies.
August 1st, Six Donation Locations open Noon -7p.m.
Look for a large school bus and signage at the following Family 2 Family “Stuff the Bus” locations:
- Channel 2 WSB-TV, 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309
- Kroger, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097
- Kroger, 4919 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur 30034
- Kroger,?4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta 30068
- American Signature Furniture,?3755 Carmia Drive SW, Atlanta (Camp Creek) 30331
- Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Cumming 30041
Channel 2 Action News will be covering the campaign throughout the day on Saturday. Viewers can also follow the station’s coverage on its Facebook page, on Twitter (Hashtag: #StufftheBus), and Instagram.
CRN Back 2 School campaign
Should you need to drop off school supplies before August 1st, Atlanta Division Kroger Stores will be accepting donations for the campaign now through August 1st in partnership with Children’s Restoration Network.
A family-owned Atlanta based company, Samson Trailways has donated six of its school buses and delivery services for “Stuff the Bus.”
The Family 2 Family Project
The Family 2 Family Project is the longest running station-wide public service initiative in Georgia proudly underwritten by American Signature Furniture, The Kroger Company, Northside Hospital, SCANA Energy and Southwest Airlines.
The Children’s Restoration Network
Children’s Restoration Network is a non-profit agency which has been serving homeless children and their mothers and children living in group homes in Atlanta, Georgia since 1993. CRN conducts programs and special events to provide a broad range of positive experiences for over 6,000 children across more than 134 shelters and group homes in 20 counties each year.