Stuff the Bus
Was held August 14, 2021, at Staples New Bern, however, you can still support this event:
If your child needs school supplies,
contact your school principal or guidance counselor.
It is with a grateful heart that we thank those who showed their support of Stuff the Bus! Although it was one of the hottest days of the year, we had a great turnout of volunteers, bountiful donations, generous in-kind partnerships, and plenty of bottled water 😉 !
The PIE board wishes to thank our sponsors, volunteers, bus driver, Craven County Schools administration, and teachers for your tireless efforts. Thank you to the school contacts who picked up their totes at the end of the event to expedite the delivery process.
A special thank you to those organizations who agreed to be drop off locations in advance and then delivered them to the event! You understand the true meaning of partnership!
Our community continues to demonstrate its support of our students by growing our Stuff the Bus event every year, and for that, we are grateful. We thank each one of you who supported us with a cash or supply donation or by volunteering.
We can’t finish tallying the numbers because we continue to get donations, and that’s a good problem. Our best guess is that we are at $25,000! Plus, we have over $33,000 in in-kind sponsorship!
It is a pleasure to serve our district. We made our corner of the world a little better through Stuff the Bus.
This year was especially poignant because Danny Humphrey, store manager at Staples in New Bern, passed away earlier this month. He loved this event, and his passion for supporting our students in Craven County was evident in his dedication to PIE. This event is dedicated to his memory. Rest easy, Danny, we carried the event to a higher level, and you would be so proud!
PIE Board of Directors
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.