United Way to collect items for Back to School kits

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The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for Back to School kits for kids Pre-K through fifth grade beginning June 3, 2016, through July 18, 2016. The Stuff the Bus Collection will kick off at Main Street Murfreesboro's Friday Night Live Concert on June 3, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. on the Square in Downtown Murfreesboro. Individuals interested in learning more can visit the City Auto tent.

This year, the United Way is looking to increase corporate and community collection sites to reach its goal of 5,000 Back to School kits. Focusing on one of the United Way's priority community issues, helping children and youth succeed, the kits contain resources that students need to encourage school readiness.

Companies interested in collecting for Stuff the Bus should attend an informational training session on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 4 p.m.at the United Way office.

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Items needed for the kits include:

• Crayons (24 count Crayola)
• Scissors (Fiskar)
• Composition or Spiral Notebooks with wide-ruled paper
• Glue Sticks (Elmer's)
• Folders with Pockets and Prongs
• 1" 3 Ring Binder
• Expo Markers (dry erase)

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Details of where to drop off items:

WHO: The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is kicking off its Stuff the Bus school supply collection benefiting children Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

WHAT: The United Way will have a presence at Main Street Murfreesboro's Friday Night Live Concert distributing more information about this year's Stuff the Bus at the City Auto booth.

WHERE: The Historic Square in Downtown Murfreesboro, City Auto booth

WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2016 / 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

To sign up as a collection site and for full details on this year's Stuff the Bus, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org or contact Lisbeth Couser at Lisbeth.Couser@yourlocaluw.org.

Stuff the Bus event sponsors include City Auto, State Farm, Miller Loughry Beach, Advance Financial Foundation, and Regions Bank.

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