News From Terre Haute, Indiana

News

August 7, 2013

United Way collecting school supplies

TERRE HAUTE — Wabash Valley students will be returning to school soon, and United Way of the Wabash Valley wants to help make sure as many as possible have the supplies they need, the agency said in a press release.

United Way — in partnership with the Vigo County School Corp., Clay Community Schools, Southwest School Corp. and the South Vermillion School Corp. — is hosting its fifth-annual school supply drive called “Stuff the Bus.”   

“Stuff the Bus” challenges residents of the six counties the United Way of the Wabash Valley serves to donate new classroom necessities for local students. All supplies collected from the event will be given to the participating school corporations to distribute to students in need.

“School officials tell us that children routinely show up to school without the basic tools they need to do their school work,” said Troy Fears, executive director of United Way of the Wabash Valley. “United Way is committed to ensuring that all of our children have access to the basic foundation they need to succeed in school. …”

Those choosing to donate can watch for a school bus parked outside these donation locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

• Today — Sullivan Walmart

• Tuesday — Terre Haute Walmart, U.S. 41 South

• Aug. 14 — Big Lots on Fort Harrison Road

• Aug. 15 — Terre Haute Walmart, Indiana 46

Items sought include: backpacks, pencils and pens, composition paper, crayons and colored pencils, construction paper, glue and glue sticks, pencil cases, scissors, erasers, binders, rulers, book covers, toothpaste and toothbrushes, adhesive bandages and art pads.

For more information on items to donate or to make a monetary donation, contact Fears at the United Way at 812-235-6287 or email troy.fears@local.unitedway.org.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
News
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges New Tactic Deployed in Search for Plane Scott Brown Announces Run for U.S. Senate in N.H India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Police: Blast in Nigerian Capital Kills 71 Journalists Awarded Pulitzer for Snowden Reports
NDN Video
8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors With a Wine-Tasting Trip Who Showed Up at Coachella?
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News