Seattle City Light employees, along with staff from City Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s office and the non-profit organization Communities in Schools helped fill a bright yellow school bus with school supplies Tuesday as part of the annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign.
City Light employees personally donated several boxes of supplies, including notebooks, binders, erasers, pencils, art supplies, and backpacks. City Light also donated 100 backpacks pre-packed with preparedness kits for families. Councilmember O’Brien’s office donated several boxes of school supplies.
The “Stuff the Bus” annual drive assists low-income students in the Seattle area get ready for the upcoming school year. Families usually spend between $60 and $100 per child on school supplies each year, which can be a significant financial hardship for low-income families.
Communities in Schools staff members drove two school buses all around Seattle on August 21, making several stops throughout the city to “Stuff the Bus” with more school supplies donated by generous Seattleites. These two busloads of school supplies will help out hundreds of students, who go back to school Sept. 5.