Community Bank of Raymore is hosting its 15th Annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for students in the community. The event will begin on July 31 and will conclude on Aug 12. The main objective of “Stuff the Bus” is to fill a need in our community by providing children with the basic, yet essential tools they need to have a bright, worry-free start to the school year.
Last year the “Stuff the Bus” efforts resulted in over $7,000 in monetary donations received and awe-inspiring piles of donated school supplies formed in the bank lobbies! Approximately over 650 local students attending Ray-Pec, Cass Midway, and Harrisonville School Districts benefitted from this collective effort. This year, Community Bank is aiming to fill these same needs and is calling upon the community to aid in this effort.
Donations will be happily accepted at any Community Bank branch between the lobby hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Donations can be dropped off or ordered online off their Amazon Wishlist created specifically for this event.
- Community Bank of Raymore, 801 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore
- Community Bank of Peculiar, 300 C. Highway, Peculiar
- Community Bank of Harrisonville, 1503 N. 291 Highway, Harrisonville
The supplies collected will be distributed to local families in the Raymore-Peculiar, Cass Midway, and Harrisonville School Districts. School supply lists can be found at local merchants or on each respective school’s website. The most needed item are backpacks for all ages, in addition to other items that tend to run low including non-blue tooth headphones (not earbuds), hardcover 3-ring binders, Sharpies, dry erase markers, zippered binders, and folders (variety in color, with and without brads).
These supplies can have an untold impact on the lives of their recipients and help to turn our schools into the places they are intended to be safe havens where all children can learn and build relationships. Community Bank of Raymore is honored to be a part of this event, in which an entire community comes together to make a difference in the lives of those most deserving.