Posted Monday, August 12, 2019
By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is partnering with the Huron School District and Summit Academy Schools to collect new school supplies for the upcoming school year.
During the event nicknamed “Stuff the Bus,” the department is looking to collect new lunchboxes, backpacks, clothing, and supplies.
The donations will go directly to local school children.
“I want to thank our community partners for the support. We got immediate support from Superintendent Rowe and Superintendent Hedke and they were as excited about this initiative as we were. The busses are here, and we are ready to go,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.
Donations can be dropped off at the Huron Township Police Department, 36500 South Huron Road, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 through 4 p.m. on August 28.
Donations during that time can be made daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the school buses that are on location.
“Even as an adult, I still remember the feeling of going to the first day of school with my new clothes, backpack, and school supplies. Unfortunately, some kids who go to school in our community never get to experience that feeling. My favorite part of this job is having a platform to help kids in our community that can use it. Last year, a difference was made in a lot of young lives as they started their school year,” Robbins said.
“I have seen first-hand the generosity of this community, especially when it comes to our children through the shop with a hero Christmas Program. I am hoping that we can all come together to stuff the busses. All the collected items will be given to kids who show up the first week of school without the things they need. I am excited to see what this community can do,” he said.