School supplies for students along the Wasatch Front

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Airmen prepare boxes of school supplies for families Aug. 4, 2018, at Anthem House in Klamath Falls, Ore. Airmen and veterans had the opportunity to collect free school supplies at Anthem House as part of a back-to-school event hosted by Operation Homefront, the Dollar Tree and the 173rd Fighter Wing Airmen and Family Readiness Center. (US Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Adam Smith)

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – United Way of Salt Lake City is partnering with community members and businesses to collect school supplies for 13,000 students in need through an event called Stuff the Bus.

So far, community members have organized 45 independent supply drives to collect supplies. The goal is to collect more than 100,000 individual supplies such as pencils, backpacks, folders, markers, pencils, notebooks, etc.

Dozens of volunteers will gather to count and sort the donations collected and prepare them for distribution to Front Wasatch schools. The event will be held at the Columbus Community Center at 2531 S. 400 E. in South Salt Lake from August 2-6.

Community members can drop off school supplies on Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer shifts are listed below:

  • Counting and Sorting: Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Counting and Sorting: Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Packing and Loading: Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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