United Way hits the road for school supply drive

Originally published by WSPA 7News.  See original story here. 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — The community and local businesses are helping children in need prepare for the classroom.

The annual school supply drive called Stuff the Bus is organized by United Way of the Piedmont.

Donations will be collected Friday for students in Spartanburg County.

United Way will make school bus stops at participating businesses for the items. Some stops on the route include Carolina Alliance Bank at 9 a.m., Toray in Moore at 11:40 a.m. and Spartanburg Water at 2 p.m.

Alex Moore with United Way said the organization works directly with counselors in all seven school districts in Spartanburg County.

Moore said the counselors work year-round with students experiencing homelessness.

“So we are not just helping provide school supplies for back to school to kids in need, but we are providing year-round support to these counselors for the kids who need it most,” Moore explained.

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