Pack the bus with school supplies huge success

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_DSC0102By Bob Sofaly

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.”