St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 1, 2018) – The 2018 Stuff the Bus Campaign will come to St. Petersburg City Hall on Tuesday, August 8th, 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 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg. Supplies collected at this and other Stuff the Bus locations throughout the county will be given to Pinellas County Schools for their students in need.
Approximately 13 percent of families in Pinellas County are at poverty level and more than 3,000 children are homeless in Pinellas County. The Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County Council of PTAs, St. Pete’s Promise, the City of St. Petersburg, Jabil, Raymond James, Franklin Templeton, PSCU, Publix, and many other 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
- Rowdies Street Team
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 enhance and improve educational opportunities in Pinellas County Schools. Well known Pinellas Education Foundation programs include: Enterprise Village, Finance Park, Take Stock in Children Scholarships, Youth Connect and Teacher Classroom Grants.
About Pinellas County Schools
Pinellas County Schools is the eighth largest school district in Florida and 26th largest in the nation, serving more than 101,000 pre-kindergarten – 12 students at 132 schools. With more than 17,000 employees, the school district is the largest employer in the county. The vision of Pinellas County Schools is 100% Student Success. We encourage parents, business leaders and community members to partner with us in our mission to educate and prepare each student for college, career and life.