Words alone cannot begin to express the gratitude that The United Way has for this community, because together, over 4,400 school supply items were donated.
These items will be divided among Washington Court House City Schools, Miami Trace Local Schools, Head Start and Starting Gate. It is more than a brand new set of crayons or a new binder, it’s helping to give students the tools to be successful.
“We had a lot of help from the community” Debbie Bryant, president of the United Way, said. “We’d like to thank the residents of Fayette County for being so giving; the bin collection sites for allowing us to place a bin at their place of business; Walmart for holding a wonderful ‘Stuff the Bus’ event; Washington Court House City School bus garage for setting up tables and allowing us to use the facility to sort and count supplies; and a huge thank you to Miami Trace Key Club for helping us sort, count and deliver all those supplies.”
Bryant also thanked the Stuff the Bus sponsors. She said that with their help United Way will be purchasing an additional $2,000 more in school supplies to help Fayette County families send their children to school.
The “Principal Level” sponsors were: Fifth Third Bank and SugarCreek Packing. Grade Level Sponsors: Edward Jones, Community Sanitation, Southern State and Walmart. Classroom Level: Cargill, D&D Underground Utilities, Merchants National Bank, Showplace Furniture, Signature Healthcare, Sollars Farm and Willis Agency- Neil Coleman Insurance. The “Student Level” sponsors were: Buckeye Propane, Chrisman Water Conditioning, Kirkpatrick Funeral Home and Sunshine Laundry.