Please help with school supplies for kids in need

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:36pm
  • Opinion

The Stuff the Bus 2018 School Supplies Drive is under way. A huge “thank you” to the volunteers and donors who came out that day to support our community’s most vulnerable students and families. But we are not done yet. Nearly half of Marysville’s public school students are at risk of not having basic supplies for the 2018-19 school year, simply because their families cannot afford it.

Through Aug. 10, our community members are invited to participate in the Stuff the Bus School Supplies Campaign by donating supplies and funds that will help set all our students up for success.

School supplies can be dropped off in the red barrels or yellow buses at select locations throughout Marysville – list is below. Financial donations can be made online at www.bit.ly/schoolsuppliesdonation. Supplies collected during the campaign will be distributed to more than 600 Marysville students. Ensuring students have every opportunity to succeed is one of our community’s top priorities. Each student comes to school with a different set of challenges. A student’s experiences at home and in their community can affect their ability to be successful in school. That’s why it’s critical for us to come together to show our local children support and help combat the challenges they may face at home.

Preparing students for their future is every community member’s responsibility. You can join this effort every day at home and in the community by building excitement around school. And you can start today by making a commitment to ensure each of our children starts their school year off on the right foot with the necessary school supplies. Learn more about the Stuff the Bus School Supplies Campaign, get a list of needed supplies, access a supplies need application, donate and volunteer by visiting www.msd25.org/stuff-the-bus-2018. Thank you for your support. Together we can make a difference for our local children.

Emily Wicks in the communications director for the Marysville School District, which has a monthly column.

Locations

All city of Marysville buildings, various locations.

Coastal Community Bank, 319 State Ave. #105.

Creo Dentistry, 4825 Grove St.

Heritage Bank, 1031 State Ave.

HomeStreet Bank, 1238 State Ave.

Marysville School District office, 4220 80th St. NE.

McCann Family Chiropractic, 11605 State Ave.

Planet Fitness, 1346 State Ave.

Proaction Physical Therapy, 66186 4th St. NE, Suite D.

The Greater Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, 8825 34th Ave. NE C. The Living Room Coffee House, 1636 4th St.

3rd Street Books, 1615 3rd St.

Wander Coffee Bar, 1514 3rd St.

Emily Wicks is the communications director for the Marysville School District, which runs a monthly column in this newspaper.

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