UNION CITY (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011) – The local community can help provide supplies for New Haven Unified School District students during the weekend of Aug. 12-14 when Walmart once again hosts a “Stuff the Bus” event at the Union Landing shopping center.
New Haven and Hayward Unified buses will be parked outside the Union Landing Walmart from Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14, and shoppers will be invited to purchase items from a list of school supplies and “stuff the bus” with donations for students.
“Last year’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ was a tremendous boon for our students, especially those from families for whom purchasing school supplies is an additional financial burden at the start of the school year, ” New Haven Superintendent Kari McVeigh said. “Walmart shoppers contributed hundreds of reams of paper, thousands of pencils, pens and crayons, and hundreds of binders and folders that students in all grades, kindergarten through high school, used throughout the year.”
Volunteers from the Union City Lions Club, Rotaract of Fremont, the New Haven Schools Foundation and others from the New Haven community will greet shoppers and accept donations from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. But the donation bins will be available 24 hours a day, Union City Walmart manager Jody Stowers said.
“The Walmart family is thrilled to have a chance to help local schools again,” he said, “and I’m sure our shoppers will be just as supportive this year as they were last year.”