• 9 School Tools' Stuff that Bus event set for Thursday in Gaston County


    Community members in Gastonia will get another chance to stuff the city’s infamous, vintage 1950s school bus with school supply items.

    Gaston County Schools will hold its annual Stuff that Bus event on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Office Depot on Franklin Boulevard. The public is invited to come out and donate school supplies for local students in need.

    “Stuff that Bus gives us the opportunity to bring together our staff, community partners and student volunteers for a fun event to collect supplies for students who may need assistance,” said Valerie Yatko, director of business and community partnerships at Gaston County Schools.

    In partnership with WSOC-TV’s 9 School Tools campaign, Gaston County Schools is collecting school supplies for students in grades K-12. These items play a big role in preparing students to be successful in the upcoming school year. The donations from 9 School Tools stay in the county where they're donated, so any items donated at the Stuff that Bus event will benefit students in Gaston County.

    “The atmosphere for this event sends such a positive message about community involvement and support for our schools,” said Yatko.

    Now through Aug. 25, you can donate school supplies at over 120 donation locations across 22 counties in the Carolinas.  You can find your nearest 9 School Tools donation location by clicking on this link.

    Learn more about the 9 School Tools at www.9SchoolTools.com.

    If your organization or business would like to get involved or help with 9 School Tools or if you have an inspiring story to share, please email Kevin Campbell, community affairs manager for WSOC-TV, at Kevin.Campbell@wsoctv.com. 


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