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Educational Enrichment Foundation hosts ‘Stuff the Bus’ clothing, supplies drive


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  • Stefanie Boe/Tucson Unified School District

Amphitheater School District Bus Driver Tammy Barrie Accepts Bags Of Donated School Supplies From Minette Goldsmith, With Senior Loan Officers, A Member Of The Tucson Association Of Realtors. Photo Courtesy Randy Metcalf/The Explorer

The Educational Enrichment Foundation is looking for volunteers and donations for its “Stuff the Bus” clothing and school supply drive at the Walmart on Speedway and Kolb on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pam Francis, executive director of EEF, said the organization is grateful to the management at Walmart for once again welcoming a Tucson Unified School District school bus and volunteers to collect supplies for the students on the Saturday before school starts.

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Amphitheater School District bus driver Tammy Barrie accepts bags of donated school supplies from Minette Goldsmith, with Senior Loan Officers, a member of the Tucson Association of Realtors. Photo courtesy Randy Metcalf/The Explorer

“Collecting supplies is very important to help EEF see that every child who enters the classroom has the necessary tools to learn,” she said.

Suggested clothing items for donations include new pants, shirts, sweaters, skirts, uniforms, socks and underwear or gently used items for school-aged and high school students.

Suggested school supply donations include dictionaries, atlases, non-fiction world culture books, crayons, backpacks, spiral notebooks, binders, copy paper, pens, pencils, laundry soap and person/hygiene products.

All clothing donations will benefit Tucson Unified students.

To volunteer at the event, please call 325-8688.

The Educational Enrichment Foundation is an independent non-profit 501c3 organization founded by Tucson’s community and business leaders to support the students and teachers within Tucson Unified School District schools.

Tucson Unified School District is Southern Arizona’s largest district, educating more than 50,000 students.

TUSD offers extensive learning opportunities for children, including Advanced Placement, GATE and International Baccalaureate, free full-day kindergarten, a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), studies in seven world languages, fine arts, before and after school programs, and more.

TUSD has proudly served Tucson families since 1867.