‘Stuff the BUS’ school supply drive benefits students in need

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ST. GEORGE — United Way Dixie is partnering with Allconnect for the first annual “Stuff the BUS” school supply drive, which will take place Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Allconnect parking lot, 1572 S. Dixie Drive in St. George.

"Stuff the BUS" flyer courtesy of United Way Dixie, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
“Stuff the BUS” flyer courtesy of United Way Dixie, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

The goal for the drive is to stuff a full-size school bus to the top with much-needed school supplies. Donations will go to children and families in need in the Washington County School District.

Businesses and groups are encouraged to support the drive.

Needed items include:

  • Full-size backpacks
  • Standard-size backpacks
  • Spiral notebooks
  • 1-inch black binders
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Pens (black, blue and red ink)
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils
  • Binder dividers
  • Blunt tip scissors
  • 3-by-4-inch index cards
  • Crayons
  • Rulers

During the drive, there will be a barbecue with free hot dogs, chips and drinks for attendees; there will be a group photo opportunity in front of the bus; and there will be a live radio broadcast.

Event details

  • What: “Stuff the BUS” school supply drive
  • When: Thursday, July 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Where: Allconnect parking lot, 1572 S. Dixie Drive in St. George
  • Information: Telephone: 435-674-5939 | Email

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Ed. note: CORRECTION made to event times: Thie event runs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. The times first stated, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. are the high promotional times.

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5 Comments

  • sagemoon July 30, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Part of me is irritated that people have too many kids to be able to afford these simple items needed for an education. Most of me knows it’s not the kids’ fault and is glad people are helping them get what they need so they don’t have to be the freaks at school who have nothing. It sucks to be singled out as the poor kid at school. I wish more people would consider family planning for their budgets.

    • Simone July 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      yea but you know what Herr Monson says ” You won’t get into heaven unless you have at least 2 children by the age of1418 marry a 35 year old man who is already married to at least one other woman,don’t let your children play with others outside the church, treat blacks like second class citizens, don’t ask questions and don’t ask to be treated equally”.

  • Free Parking July 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

    They do plan. Food stamps. Welfare. Medicaid. Free Clinic. Free hospital stay. Free lunch for their kiddies and Your the one paying for it..

  • fun bag July 30, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Mormon culture expects women to have a lot of kids whether they can afford it or not. I was up in the Orem costco and i see all these women that can’t be more than 20-23, some with 3 or 4 kids. Don’t understand the reasoning behind that… Can someone explain to us?…

    • Lastdays July 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Why would “you” need an explanation as to what people do with their own lives and families ? Don’t understand that……is there and explanation?

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