ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The 2017 Stuff the Bus Campaign will come to St. Petersburg City Hall onMonday, August 7 as St. Petersburg-area businesses, City employees, and community volunteers join together to stuff a Pinellas County school bus with school supplies. The bus will be parked from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. adjacent to St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. Supplies collected at this location will be given to schools in St. Petersburg for their students in need.
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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, the City of St. Petersburg, and many businesses within the community have joined together in an effort to collect donations for those students in need.
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
Businesses contributing to this year’s City Hall drive with supplies and volunteers include:
- Raymond James
- Edward Jones
- City of St. Petersburg employees
- Ciccio Restaurant Group
- BIC Graphic
For more information, please visit www.pinellaseducation.org
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.