Nearly 70 percent of students in Chesterfield County School District are on free and reduced lunch. With the average cost of school supplies at $100 each year per child, it is difficult for some families at the beginning of the school year. Through Stuff the Bus, the United Way of Chesterfield County helps to ensure that disadvantaged youth start school with the tools they need to learn.
Thanks to many volunteers and corporate in-kind donations, the United Way of Chesterfield collected 35 banker’s boxes of school supplies and 1 1/2 cases of copy paper and 20 book bags in supplies for Chesterfield County School District.
Superintendent John Williams recently pulled the winners for the drawing that was part of the Stuff the Bus event, sponsored by the United Way. Everyone that donated school supplies was entered to win a portable grill donated by Coca-Cola and door prizes donated by the CCCC Youth Development Coalition and the Northeastern Rural Health Network.