June 26, 2013 —
Greenhill has sent out 129 letters to businesses across the Carter County to ask them to join this project and help the families in need.
He says there are two ways that an individual or business or church group can help.
To make a donation, drop off food items for backpacks. Items need to have a long shelf life but no peanut products are being accepted.
School supplies also are being accepted at Papa John's, WGOH/WUGO's office or The Dollar Tree.
Make checks payable to “Stuff the Bus” and mail them to 215 South Carol Malone Blvd. Grayson, KY 41143.
The goal is to be able to give $1,000 in cash or supplies to each of the 10 schools in Carter County.
There also will be a bus at the Carter County Fair, which runs July 7 through July 13, where items can be donated.
Seats on the bus can be purchased with a $25 donation. A label identifying the purchaser will be placed on the seat to identify those who helped children in need.
In effort to get folks involved, for each donation of $25 or more, the name will be entered for a Papa John's catered lunch for 12 to 15 persons.
When dropping donations at WGOH/WUGO Radio or visiting “Stuff the Bus” at the fair, donors also will have a chance to win Cincinnati Reds tickets.
The deadline to make donations will be the last day of the fair, Saturday, July 13.
Items will then be transferred to the Carter County Bridges Family Resource Center for the back-to-school giveaway on Wednesday, July 31.
Crystal Damron can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 474-5101.