Pack the Bus Collaboration

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We were able to serve 2,524 children in the NAFCS system this year.


Thank you for supporting our community’s children! 

How it works:

Children (K-8) on the Free Lunch program in the NAFCS School System can receive new backpacks and/or basic school supplies in late summer as they return to school. Here is a list of what is needed to meet the needs.  (Download Supply Lists 2016 This collaboration is a southern Indiana community-wide effort that works with all area churches, businesses, entities and individuals to meet the needs of elementary and middle school students who need your help to start school with their necessary school supplies. Please contact Linda Reynolds at (812) 948-9248, ext. 1004 or to make your pledge.

Backpacks and supplies were due to Hope Southern Indiana by July 8, 2016. If you have questions, please call Linda at 812.948.9248, ext. 1004.
Thank you.


Confirmed Contributing Partners as of July 22, 2016:

Anonymous Individual Donors (hundreds)

Beach Mold & Tool

Census Bureau/CBWRA

Central Christian Church

Centenary United Methodist Church

Cornerstone Community Church

Culbertson Baptist Church

Grace Lutheran Church

Holy Family Catholic Church

Hope Southern Indiana

Kindred Rolling Hills

Kosair Charities

Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

New Albany Redevelopment Commission

Northside Christian Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Rotary Club of New Albany

St. John Presbyterian Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church New Albany

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Vincent De Paul Tri Parish Council

The Salvation Army (New Albany)

Theresa Lamb State Farm Insurance

TMP Worldwide/New Albany

Tri Kappa

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

YMCA of Southern Indiana

Youth for Christ Southern Indiana

Youth Philanthropy Council of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

Confirmed Drop-off Locations as of July 22, 2016:

For maps to Drop Off Locations click on the links below.

Central Christian Church (at the office): 1315 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Mon.-Fri., 9am to 3pm

Hope Southern Indiana (at the office): Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place, 1200 Bono Drive, New Albany, Mon.‐Fri., 9am‐4pm

Kindred Rolling Hills: 3625 St Joseph Rd, New Albany, IN 47150

The Salvation Army (at the office): 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany Mon.‐Fri., 9am‐3pm

Theresa Lamb State Farm: 1523 State St., New Albany, Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am-1pm  AND  1829 E. Spring St., New Albany, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm

YMCA of Southern Indiana (commons area): 33 State Street, New Albany, (during business hours)


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Because of your help, our community’s children will have another successful year!

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