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Here’s How You Can Help K-12 Students in Aggieland

The Stuff The Bus project continues into the fall.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications August 25, 2020

photo of a woman wearing a face mask tossing bottles of glue into a box of school supplies
Gisella Sericano-Sewell, left, and Allison Burke sort donations as the Junior League of Bryan-College Station collects school supplies during Stuff the Bus at Blue Baker on Mills Park Circle on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Laura McKenzie/The Bryan-College Station Eagle


The need for supplies for local school children has never been greater at elementary and intermediate schools in Bryan-College Station, according to organizers of a project that raises funds to meet that demand.

The urgency is particularly critical this year because the ongoing pandemic prohibits teachers from being able to share supplies among their students as they’ve done in the past.

Residents living in Aggieland may have seen promotions for Stuff the Bus — a 20-year-old signature charity project of The Junior League of Bryan-College Station — prior to school starting earlier this month, but officials said the program continues to need help.

Two ways to assist include:

  • Scan the QR Code on the Stuff the Bus donation tear pads at participating business locations to give a monetary donation. The QR Code will be live until Aug. 31.
  • Make a monetary donation to Stuff the Bus school supply drive on their website.

Last year’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive helped thousands of children by providing over $100,000 worth of school supplies.

Those with a child in Bryan or College Station public schools in need of supplies should inquire at the child’s school. The Junior League of Bryan-College Station, Inc. issues all of the donated school supplies directly to BISD and CSISD for distribution to their students.

The program started in 2000 and is supported primarily by the League’s Charity Ball each winter.

The school supplies needed include No. 2 pencils, crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, 12X18” manila paper, 12X18” construction paper, dry erase markers, notebook paper, solid-colored pocket folders, pink pearl erasers and spiral notebooks.

The Junior League is made up of women living in Brazos County who are committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through action.

For more information, please visit the Junior League’s website.

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