'Stuff The Bus' during tax free weekend

August 1, 2008 2:18:28 PM PDT
Cumberland County School leaders hope the tax free weekend will help fill four school buses with much needed items. For the next two days you can help "stuff a bus" with school supplies for the less fortunate. The supplies will be donated to children in Cumberland County School and those of Fort Bragg soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Natasha Scott with Cumberland County Schools explains, "We're looking for notebooks... we're looking for three ring binders... pencils... mechanical pencils... pens. We're looking for backpacks. Backpacks are the hardest things to come by."

But not everyone is shopping for their own children. Tammie Pine heard about the Stuff The Bus program and decided to help. "I don't have any children but I know how it is when a child is out there with nothing. And I made a donation and gave about 50 composition books and some note book paper and pencils."

"Just think how beautiful it is for people to be so giving," Natasha Scott said. "But that is one thing that I'll say... I've only been in Fayetteville about 6 or 7 years... but this is definitely a very giving community."

Stuff The Bus is not only a great opportunity for individuals to help, but also a way for local businesses to get involved with the school system.

You can make your donation in Hope Mills at the Super Wal-Mart on Skibo Road Friday. The buses will be at both Skibo Road and Raeford Road Super Wal-marts Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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