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 Stuff the Bus!

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As school begins, school supply lists are made available to students and parents, but not all students are able to arrive the first day of school with the items required to put them on the road to success; some parents simply can’t afford to purchase the items needed.

To assist those students, Partners In Education (PIE), in partnership with Craven County Schools will have bright yellow school buses and colorful totes set up in front of the three Walmart Stores in Craven County on August 6, 2016, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (New Bern – 3105 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Blvd. and 2915 Neuse Blvd., and Havelock – 566 U.S. 70).  Generous shoppers can donate school supplies for students who have been identified as in-need by their school counselors.

Volunteers from the schools and our community will be on hand and honking the horn of the school bus each time a donation is made as a way of showing thanks.

A shopping list will be available the day of the event, and is currently available by following this link, and is listed on the individual schools’ websites.

For those who can’t make it to the event, many businesses have agreed to be drop-off locations, and will collect items until Wednesday, August 3.  They are:

  • Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 201 Tourist Center Drive,
  • BB&T at 375 S. Front Street,
  • Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines at 312 S. Front St.,
  • Wells Fargo at 401 S. Front St.,
  • Sound Bank at 1801 S. Glenburnie Rd.,
  • DoubleTree at 100 Middle St.,
  • Edward Jones Investments – Dan Roberts at 301 S. Front St.,
  • Riverside Automotive Group at 1601 Hwy. 70 and,
  • Craven County Schools at 3600 Trent Rd.


Last year, through the generosity of our community, Partners In Education received $22,000 in donations and was able to assist over 550 students. Based on this success, Partners In Education is recruiting the help of all our community partners so that we are able to reach even more students this year.

For more information about this event, or how you can support PIE, contact Darlene Brown at 514-6321, or at .

Partners In Education is an educational foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.  Since 1988, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community.


Craven County Partners In Education (PIE) is a non-profit organization committed to:

  • Enhancing the educational experience of teachers and students through classroom grants.
  • Focusing on evolving and specific needs of individual classrooms.
  • Partnering with businesses, community leaders, and educators for financial support.

Our partners are passionate about creating opportunities for our students and teachers that enable us to offer quality programs.

Craven County Educators

To learn more about the grants offered through Partners In Education, go to the Programs section of this website.

It’s Easy to Join to PIE

Want to support our Craven County Schools teachers by helping to fund our grant programs?  You can do so by joining PIE any time throughout the year!

All Craven County Schools teachers who are members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of the reviewing committee members’ scores on their rubric for the PIE Grants, Wey Mini Grants, and the Twin Rivers Artists’ Assn. Grants.

Follow this link for more information on joining PIE.

We are pleased to offer a  Sponsorship Program to our business partners!

To learn more about how your business can support PIE throughout the year, follow this link.  This includes sponsoring the PIE Bowl, the Spring Luncheon, Stuff the Bus, and the Book Drive. And by planning your sponsorship in advance, learn how your business can get a free ad on the PIE website and be featured on the PIE Facebook page!

In memory of Cheryl Marteney.  Donate to her memorial fund on line by following this link.


For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.


For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.