July 24, 2013
The Greater Excellence in Education Foundation will be holding its "Stuff the Bus" campaign through Aug. 9.
The campaign is to collect donated school supplies throughout the county for GEEF's Tools for Schools Resource Center, which allows schools and teachers to get free school supplies to give to students in need.
Organizers have found that having schools identify the children in need is a better alternative than giving bags of school supplies during events in the community. Having a central resource center ensures that all vulnerable students have the tools they need to excel in school. Teachers get to "shop" at the resource center for free and get the exact school supplies students need for learning year-round. Last year, GEEF served more than 1,000 students in need. This year they want to double that number, if not more.
Collection sites will be at Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union's 11 Harford locations.
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