Contributed by United Way of Lee County
Although most of us are dreaming about summer, United Way of Lee County has its eyes set on the start of the school year. United Way is gearing up for its annual Stuff the Bus initiative, which provides hundreds of children in Lee County a new backpack and school supplies for the upcoming school year. With nearly 4,000 Lee County students living in poverty, this program is critical. To make this year a success, and provide a backpack for every eligible child, they need your help.
Ways to Help:
Donate School Supplies – The most needed items this year are: 1-inch three ring binders, colored pencils, composition notebooks (wide-ruled), dividers, dry erase markers, loose filler paper (college-ruled and wide-ruled), plastic two pocket folders with prongs, glue sticks, index cards and spiral notebooks (college-ruled). Donations can be dropped off at United Way of Lee County (2133 Executive Park Dr., Opelika) Rexnord, The Harris Center, The Justice Center, Huff Smith Law, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Opelika Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Alumni Center, CenterState Bank, Opelika Sportsplex, Bancorp South, Auburn Therapy and Learning Center, Trindgroup or Max Credit Union.
Host a Collection Drive – If your gym, book club, friend group, business or sports team is looking for a way to make a difference, host a collection! Donations can be dropped off at United Way of Lee County, or call 334-745-5540 to schedule a pickup before June 30, 2021.
Contribute a Financial Donation – If you’re looking to help a child without the hassle of shopping, visit our website and donate. A $50 contribution “sponsors” one child. Be sure to write “Stuff the Bus” in the comments section when you donate.
For more information, or to donate online, visit www.UnitedWayof LeeCounty.com
About United Way of Lee County:
At United Way of Lee County, we fight for health, education, stronger families, and a safety-net of services in times of crisis for people in Lee County. Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. One of the ways we do this in our community is by generating and applying the necessary resources to meet the needs of the community, recognizing that meeting basic human needs should be the overriding consideration in all decisions.