Stuff the Bus
August 14, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm at Staples New Bern!
Also, Rowland & The Home Sales Team is holding a Stuff the Bus event on Saturday, August 7th, 10 am – 12:30 pm at Lawson Cree Park Picnic Area. Drop off schools and enjoy a Pelican Snowball and register to win a YETI cooler! All supplies donated at this event will benefit PIE’s Stuff the Bus event!
PIE will have a bright yellow school bus parked in front of Staples in New Bern on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Generous shoppers can donate school supplies for students who have been identified as in need by their school counselors and principals. The supplies collected will be disbursed once school starts by the school principals.
B/S/H/ Home Appliances Vice President Andy MacLaren put it best when he said, “BSH recognizes that not all students will have the supplies they need on the first day of school; some parents simply can’t afford to purchase the items needed. That is why BSH has elected to be the Title Partner for this event.”
As Daniel Rhyne, president of PIE added, “The idea for Stuff the Bus started 11 years ago with a desire to help students in the local community. The annual PIE Stuff the Bus event works to provide students with supplies that are essential to starting the school year.”
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.
For those who can’t make it to the event, feel free to drop off school supplies year-round at the PIE office, located in the Craven County Schools Central Services office at 3600 Trent Rd.
Many businesses have agreed to be drop-off locations and will collect items until Friday, August 13 and deliver them to the Stuff the Bus event for you. They are:
- Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines at 312 S. Front St., New Bern
- Edward Jones Investments – Dan Roberts at 301 S. Front St., New Bern
- Toyota of New Bern at 5010 US Hwy 70 East, New Bern
- Craven County Schools at 3600 Trent Rd., New Bern
- Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics at 608 McCarthy Blvd., New Bern
- White & Allen, PA at 1319 Commerce Dr., New Bern
- BB&T at 375 S. Front St., New Bern
- Dick Broadcasting (WRNS and Bob 93.3) at 1361 Colony Dr., New Bern
- Mitchell Hardware at 215 Craven St., New Bern
- Marine Federal Credit Union at 2034 Waterscape Way, New Bern
- Staples New Bern at 3230 Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., New Bern
- Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 201 Tourist Drive, Havelock
- PostalAnnex of New Bern at 3537 Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., New Bern
- International Paper (main office) at 1785 Weyerhaeuser Rd., Vanceboro
- Union Home Mortgage at 1321-A Commerce Drive, New Bern
The mission of Stuff the Bus is to serve as many children as possible who have been identified as in-need by their school’s counselor and principal with the needed school supplies they require to succeed in school. These school supplies will give our students the tools they need to help keep them on the road to learning. All donations make a difference.
An investment in Partners In Education is an investment in our workforce, our community, and our future. Together, we are partners.