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Date(s) - 08/09/2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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8th Annual Stuff The Bus Event

Who: Jamestown Family Resource Center and Community Volunteers
What: Stuff the Bus
Where: Sonora Walmart
When: Saturday August 9, 2014 9 AM – 5 PM
Why: To improve school readiness for economically disadvantaged youth in Tuolumne County

For more information: Mark Dyken, Jamestown Family Resource Center

Every year hundreds of children in Tuolumne County start school without the supplies and clothes they need to get off on the right foot. The “Stuff the Bus” project gives the entire community the opportunity to support local students in meeting their educational goals by making sure they have what they need to get started.

How does it work? A Jamestown School District bus will park in front of the Sonora Wal-Mart store all day on Saturday August 9th. Student volunteers will provide interested shoppers with a list of needed items available in the store. When people leave the store, they drop off their contributions with volunteers who store them in the bus. Donations are also accepted at the Jamestown Family Resource Center the following week. The items will be distributed to students in need on August 14th and 15th before the start of the school year through the Jamestown Family Resource Center.

Last year 165 students in Tuolumne County received backpacks full of school supplies and other helpful items. The need has been great in the past and it is anticipated more children than ever will be in need of support this school year.

To contribute, volunteer or for more information call the Jamestown Family Resource Center at 984-4704.