Beaufort County residents and businesses are asked to join forces last week to “pack the bus” with school supplies for students in need.
Among the event’s supporters are Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Sodexo Food Services and Durham School Services. Individuals and groups dropped off school supplies at the Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Health Services.
Useful items that were donated are No. 2 pencils, scissors, filler paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, colored pencils, hand sanitizer, crayons, backpacks, markers, calculators, pens, highlighters, pocket folders, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, index cards, protractors, three-ring binders, dividers, ear buds, composition paper, zip-lock plastic bags, paper towels and facial tissue.
Chief Student Services Officer Gregory McCord said, “We had a tremendous response from the community and our business partners, too. The bus was chock-full of basic school supplies, not to mention about 750 backpacks that we were able to give to students at last weekend’s big Back-to-School Expo at Battery Creek High. We had more than a thousand people at the expo.”