Caldwell County community works to help children at or below poverty level

Caldwell County community works to help children at or below poverty level

Caldwell County residents will have a chance to support local students and win special prizes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at three different locations: Caldwell County Education Center, Kincaid Factory Direct Outlet and Sagebrush Steakhouse in Lenoir.

Communities in Schools of Caldwell County and Caldwell County Schools will host the Stuff a Bus events from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., in efforts to provide school supply items for students, teachers and social workers in Caldwell County.

"Partnering with 9 School Tools and local businesses helps fulfill the needs for the students of Caldwell County," said Dana Rosario, office manager at Communities in Schools of Caldwell County. "This event brings together the resources in our community to help us ensure that students of Caldwell County have the tools they need to succeed in school."

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A school bus will be parked at each location where donors can donate school supplies and stuff the bus.

KICKS 103.3 FM will be doing a live remote broadcast the entire day at the Caldwell County Education Center collection.

In partnership with WSOC-TV’s 9 School Tools campaign, Communities in Schools of Caldwell County 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.

9 School Tools covers 22 counties and is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas. Over the past 20 years, 9 School Tools has been able to serve nearly 4 million students. The donations from 9 School Tools stay in the county where they're donated, so any items donated at the Stuff a Bus events will benefit students in the Caldwell County School District.

Learn more about 9 School Tools at

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