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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Starts July 1

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Community partners from across Liberty and West Chester townships are once again teaming up to help students prepare for the upcoming school year with a backpack and school supply giveaway. This is the fifth year for the event to help area families start the school year right.

Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Community Advisory Committee partners will begin collecting school supplies at locations throughout West Chester and Liberty townships on July 1. The drive will culminate at a “Stuff the Bus” event on Wednesday, July 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Square at Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Way. Immediately following the event, volunteers will fill 800 backpacks with the donated items.

School bus with large pencil and leaves

Who benefits? 
Lakota School students and Cincinnati Children’s patient families in need. “We are always grateful to our community and the support they show our students. We truly appreciate the Advisory Committee for organizing this event that will certainly help our kids start the year off right,” said Matt Miller, Superintendent, Lakota School District.

In addition to collecting school supplies, Cincinnati Children’s will provide free vision screenings at the July 27 event. “We’re thrilled with the opportunity to serve the community. Getting children back in school can be a particularly tough time for families, financially. If we can help make it a little easier by providing a backpack and a few school supplies, it’s a great way to give back and pay forward” said Michelle Hopkins, community engagement consultant, Cincinnati Children’s.

Anyone interested in donating school supplies before the Liberty Center collection event can drop off at five locations throughout the community through July 26: 

  • Cincinnati Children’s Liberty location (main entrance) 7777 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, 45044
  • Liberty Township Administration Building, 5021 Winner’s Circle Dr., Liberty Township 45011
  • MidPointe Library, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township 45069
  • Lakota Schools Central Office, 5572 Princeton Road, Liberty Township 45011
  • VOA MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester 45069

Supplies needed include: 

  • Earbuds and headphones with an audio jack;
  • Pencil pouches;
  • Hand sanitizer;
  • Tissues; and 
  • Resealable plastic bags (gallon and quart sizes).

This initiative is made possible with partners from the following organizations: Cincinnati Children’s, Lakota Local Schools, Liberty Center, MidPointe Library, West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, Liberty Township, Primary Health Solutions; West Chester Chamber Alliance, EDGE Teen Center, Lakota Family YMCA, Butler County United Way, MetroParks of Butler County, OH and Lakota Sports Organization.

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