ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Pinellas Education Foundation and the Pinellas County Council PTA are proud to announce that the 2017 Stuff the Bus Campaign will kick off on Friday, July 21 with the first two of three school supply drives. The drives will be held in St. Petersburg at Carillon Park (near Publix) from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and in Largo at Largo Mall (near Target) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. School supplies collected at these locations will be given to schools in Pinellas for their students in need. The Foundation is proud to partner with Fox 13 this year as we work to help students start the year off right across the Tampa Bay area.
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The last supply drive and chance to drop off school supplies will be Monday, August 7, at City Hall in St. Petersburg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Approximately 13% of families in Pinellas County are at poverty level and more than 3,000 childrenare homeless in Pinellas County. The Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs, St. Pete’s Promise, and many businesses within Carillon Park and the community have joined together in an effort to collect donations for those students in need.
You can drop off supplies at the following locations:
Carillon Park (next to Publix): Friday, July 21, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
120 Carillon Parkway, St Petersburg, FL 33716
Largo Mall (next to Target): Friday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10500 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771
St. Petersburg City Hall: Monday, August 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
175 5th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
All school supplies are accepted including:
· Ballpoint Pens
· Water-based Markers
· No. 2 pencils
· Spiral Notebooks
|· Glue Sticks
· Three-ring Binders
· Index Cards
· Notebook Paper
· Pencil Sharpeners
· Pocket Folders
Companies who will be donating items or providing other assistance:
- Franklin Templeton Investments
- City of St. Petersburg
- Raymond James
- BB&T Insurance Services
- Suncoast Credit Union
- National Aviation Academy
- Duke Energy
- BIC Graphic
- Jimmy Johns
- Eyeglass World
For more information, please visit www.pinellaseducation.org
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About The Pinellas Education Foundation
The Pinellas Education Foundation is an independent, non-governmental not-for-profit established in 1986. The Foundation’s mission is to provide enhanced educational opportunities for students and educators in Pinellas County Public Schools. Well known Pinellas Education Foundation programs include: Enterprise Village, Finance Park, Future Plans, Take Stock in Children Scholarships, Youth Connect, Academies of Pinellas and Teacher Classroom Grants.