Sponsored by the Tennessee Titans and Piedmont Natural Gas
United Way of Greater Nashville announced today that, thanks to generous community donations to its annual Stuff the Bus school supply collection drive, 14,000 students will receive backpacks full of school supplies to start the year off ready to learn. The 14th annual Stuff the Bus was sponsored by the Tennessee Titans and Piedmont Natural Gas.
Basic school supplies can cost parents an average of $200 per child. Families struggling to make ends meet often must choose between buying school supplies or putting food on the table. That’s why United Way rallies the community to make sure students have supplies to start the school year ready to learn.
More than 1,500 individuals representing 78 teams purchased enough supplies to distribute to 14,000 students in need in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Robertson and Williamson counties. Donors and volunteers gathered at Nissan Stadium on July 20 to drop off supplies and enjoy food trucks, music and games to celebrate the success of Stuff the Bus.
“Stuff the Bus has never been about just filling backpacks,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Nashville. “It’s about giving kids the resources they need to learn, create and grow. Thanks to everyday neighbors like you, we’re giving families a sigh of relief, knowing their kids have the tools to learn new words, solve math problems, express their creativity and to start their year ready to succeed.”
“United Way of Greater Nashville serves a pivotal role in supporting families and children in our community,” said Josh Corey, Titans director of youth and community engagement. “We look forward to Stuff the Bus each year. The Titans are always looking for ways to support organizations who give local kids all the tools needed for a successful school year.”
To learn more about Stuff the Bus, visit unitedwaygreaternashville.org/stuff-the-bus.