As July comes to a close, parents around the Atlanta area are already thinking about their children going back to school. Many counties start back to class on August 8th, while some head back as early as July 28th. My own children return August 1st.
That means the parents are making the rounds looking for school supplies, and one local station is making sure ALL students will have the supplies to succeed.
WSB’s Back to School kickoff event, Stuff the Bus, takes place Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the locations below. It’s an incredible community event, which collects school supplies for children living in foster homes.
There are 6000 children in the metro Atlanta area who are homeless or in group homes. WSB is trying to collect book bags for those children, along with supplies. The Children’s Restoration Network helps distribute them, working with people in 134 area shelters now, but it’s WSB-TV that makes the collections happen, essentially gathering the goods.
27 anchors, reporters and meteorologists will be at the locations on Saturday, July 23rd, so it’s a good time to meet them, too.
These are the locations:
o 1601 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
o 4550 Jonesboro Rd, Union City, GA 30291
o 2875 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
o 6555 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
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If you’re out shopping for your own children, why not pick up a little extra something for other children in need?