BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Schools in Warren County will officially welcome their students tomorrow, Wednesday, August 4.
To kick off the school year, the Stuff the Bus Foundation made a special delivery to Briarwood Elementary School.
“It always pays to get resources and supplies from Stuff the Bus,” says Sarah Anderson, a teacher at Briarwood Elementary School.
Bayne Million, vice president of Wendy’s of Bowling Green, was also helping with delivery and told WBKO News about it.
“We deliver a lot of school supplies while the school is ready to resume, and of course the school supplies are a courtesy of Tony Rose’s efforts with Stuff the Bus. The bus supplies school supplies to 15 counties in south-central Kentucky, ”says Million.
Over the summer, parents rushed to stores to put everything on school supply lists.
Rob Clayton, the superintendent of Warren County Public Schools, said, “I don’t think there is any secret, we have a number of students who need extra support, and Stuff the Bus has really become an essential part of going back to school. “
School supplies were delivered the day before the official start of the school year.
“It’s great to see the community behind the effort, but you know, 100% of the funds stay local for the children and families in the area and for our schools, and it’s a year round effort,” adds Million.
Clayton also said, “We know that what will put our students in a better position when it comes to going back to school will level the playing field and they will have the resources to be successful.”
“You never know when a family may not have the supplies and so it creates a level playing field for all students and families. “- Sarah Anderson, teacher
The Stuff the Bus Foundation doesn’t just help with school supplies.
“Through the Stuff the Bus Foundation, we will be providing grants each month to teachers and classrooms 12 months a year. Allocating so far, just in 2021, over $ 40,000 in grants and scholarships, it is truly humbling to know that this community has embraced the Stuff the Bus Foundation, ”said Tony Rose, Founding Father of the foundation.
He also spoke of watching him grow up.
“It’s truly mind-boggling to think that 17 years ago, when we lived on a school bus trying to pick up school supplies in the heat of summer, we find that now is 12. month by year partnerships not only with Warren County and Bowling Green schools. but over 15 different counties, ”adds Rose.
Stuff the Bus also offers scholarships that teachers can apply for online.
Rose says the app is now open.
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