Stuff the Bus

Members of the Cottage Grove Lions Club will collect school supplies for their annual Stuff the Bus event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Piggly Wiggly in Cottage Grove and Pick ’n Save in Monona. From left, are Vicki Kraus, Otto Kraus, Doug Clark, Bruce Goodman and Gary Ribble.

The Cottage Grove Lions Club is again sponsoring Stuff the Bus, an event to collect school supplies for children in the community.

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Piggly Wiggly in Cottage Grove and Pick ’n Save in Monona.

Club members will follow current guidelines related to COVID-19– hand hygiene, social distancing and face masks.

Stuff the Bus 2019 was a success with nearly 3,000 items and more than $500 donated.

Checks for $215 were given to Winnequah, Taylor Prairie, Glacial Drumlin and Cottage Grove schools as well as Monona Grove High School.

“Whether you donate a single ruler or a case of paper, your donation will make a difference,” said Vicki Krause, co-chair of the event. “Anything you can do will help a child in our community. Whether working at home or going to school, supplies are needed.”

Supplies needed most are wipes, backpacks, binders (1-1/2 to 2 inches), book bags, colored pencils, compasses, crayons, dry erase markers, facial tissues, flash drives, folders, glue bottles, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, highlighters, index cards, markers, signle-subject composition books, loose leaf paper, graphing paper, printer paper, pencil sharpeners, pens, large pink erasers, Post-It notes, rulers, scissors, small staplers, clear tape, non-liquid White Out and resealable plastic bags.

Cash donations are also accepted. Money will be used by the schools to buy supplies throughout the year.

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