Pack the Bus Collaboration
We were able to serve over 2500 children in the NAFCS system in 2017.
Thank you for supporting our community’s children!
Hello Family, Old Friends & New Friends!!
School will start in our area on July 26th, 2018. And once again we want to encourage, and help our students here in Floyd County have a smooth start to their new school year.
We want to help those students who are eligible for the federal free lunch program have a great start.
We will be collecting supplies for the students, starting on Friday, May 18th and continuing until June 29th. We are asking for basic supplies that NO student should have to worry about having. Sadly, many children worry about either not having supplies, or putting an extra burden on the already stretched family finances, producing guilt. If you have always wanted to help those who may have less than you do, here is a great way to do so. Could you, your family & friends help? Would your work place, your church or group buy or collect school supplies for these children who are living in our own community? (list below)
How it works:
Children (K-12) 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. 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 Kitty at [email protected] to make your pledge.
*We will be giving out filled backpacks at one of our summer block parties this year!
Contact Kitty @ [email protected] if you would like to help!
Supplies are due to Hope Southern Indiana by June 29, 2018.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR 2018-2019
#2 pencils (10-12/box) (Yellow)
Colored Pencils (8-12/pkg.)
Erasers (Pink Pearl)
Pencil Top Erasers
Pencil Box or pouch
Spiral Notebooks (wide rule)
Spiral Notebooks (college rule)
Paper (wide rule)
Paper (college rule)
Clear View 1″- 3 Ring Binder
Dry Erase Markers
Pocket & Prong Folders
2017 “Pack the Bus” partners:
American Commercial Barge Line LLC
Beach Mold & Tool
Centenary United Methodist Church
Central Christian Church
Chapel Hill Christian Church
Culbertson Baptist Church
Edwardsville United Methodist Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Hope Southern Indiana
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Northern Continental Logistics
Northside Christian Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Park Christian Church
Ronald McDonald Charities
St. John United Presbyterian Church
St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Vincent de Paul Tri Parish Conference
Target (New Albany)
The Salvation Army (New Albany)
Theresa Lamb State Farm Insurance, New Albany
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
YMCA of Southern Indiana, New Albany
Youth for Christ Southern Indiana
Youth Philanthropy Council of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
Countless individuals and “anonymous” benefactors!
Confirmed Drop-off Locations as of April 2018:
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 : Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place, 1200 Bono Drive, New Albany, Mon.‐Fri., 9am‐3:30pm
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-12pm