Stuff the Bus event brings in dozens of donations on day one

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – The Bryan College Station Junior League kicked off its week-long Stuff the Bus campaign at Tower Point HEB.

The group plans to continue moving around the city this week, ending in downtown Bryan on Friday. The Junior League is collecting school supplies for the children to use this upcoming school year.

With 90 boxes already placed in local businesses, there is a big goal the group thinks they can achieve.

“Our goal is to reach maybe 16,000 students, we’ve already passed 13,000,” said Laura Loke, president of Stuff the Bus. “I feel truly blessed, grateful and honored to be a part of it. I just want to say thank you to the community and for your generosity, that’s what blew my mind.

Loke knows how much these supplies mean to school children, from his own experience.

“It’s so helpful. I am a teacher myself, I teach kindergarten and the fact that the children arrive with what they need to start the year puts everyone on the right foot. They don’t feel like they’re without, they come in feeling better prepared and performing better,” she said.

Jennifer Goldsby had supplies around the house that she could dispose of or pass on.

“My daughter is going to college, my son is a junior, so it’s like we’re going to get things you’ll never use, like construction paper, backpacks, folders,” said Goldsby.

She decided to stop by the event and drop off her unnecessary items. She said it ensures the other kids start the year off on the right foot.

“Having this new backpack, having new clothes, new shoes, and it’s a lot of money for the parents, but just being able to have something new. It makes the kids excited and ready to learn,” said said Goldsby.

Stuff the Bus will be at Jones Crossing HEB on Tuesday, Holleman HEB on Wednesday and Villa Maria HEB on Thursday. Items will be picked up from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at all locations.

Next, Stuff the Bus will be on the first Friday of this week in downtown Bryan.

Donation boxes can be found at the local businesses listed below through August 7.

Stuff the Bus 2022 community box locations.

ABC Home and Commercial Services, Advanced Care Endodontics of Bryan/College Station, Aggieland Outfitters George Bush Dr, Aggieland Outfitters University Dr, Aggieland Properties, Aggieland Title Company, American Momentum Bank, Anco Insurance, BCS Swim School, Blue Baker Craft Bakery & Pizzeria , Boss Firearms Company, LLC, Bryan ISD Administration Building, Bryan Texas Utilities, CC Creations, Capital Farm Credit, Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant, Cashion Dental, Chick-fil-A Bryan FSU, Chick-fil-A West Bryan FSU, College Station ISD, D&D Moving and Storage, Inc., David Gardner’s Jewelers, Elements Massage – Bryan, Elements Massage – College Station, Embassy Suites by Hilton College Station, Eye Care Center, Frogslayer, LLC, Gessner Engineering, Hilton College Station and Conference Center, Holt & Hutchins, PLLC, Hooks Family Dentistry, Kendra Scott – Century Square, Kent Moore Practices, Kiddie Academy of Bryan, Kiddie Academy of College Station, Light Pediatric Dentistry, Mar iott Homes Inc., Messina Hof Winery, Mobile Home Supply of Bryan, Nita’s Flowers, Old Bryan Marketplace, POV Coffee House, Paolo’s Italian Kitchen, Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine, Premiere Events, Physicians Premier ER, Pittman Custom Homes LP, Prosperity Bank , Reece Homes, Reynolds & Reynolds, Rollo Insurance, Sabi Boutique, Smitty K’s, Spherion Staffing, Stewart Elms Orthodontics, Tekton Timber Co., Texas A&M Bush Combat Development Complex, Texas A&M Dwight Look Engineering Building, Texas A&M Engineering Academic Advising Department, Texas A&M Department of Engineering Academies, The Langford at College Station, The Remnant of Nawlins, Thompson, Derrig & Craig, PC, Tone 360 ​​Fitness Studio, U Paint-It Pottery, University Title Company, Urban Table New American Kitchen , VeraBank, Walsh & Mangan Premier Real Estate Group, Wells Fargo Bank Briarcrest and Witt’s End.

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