Pack the Bus Collaboration
How it works:
Children (K-8) on the Free Lunch program in the NAFCS School System receive new backpacks and basic school supplies in the Fall as they return to school. Here is a list of what is needed to meet the needs. (Download Supply Lists) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make your pledge. Backpacks and supplies were due to Hope Southern Indiana by July 11, 2014.
2014’s Confirmed Contributing Partners ~ Click this link.
2,900 backpacks with supplies and supplies for 100 were delivered to the K-8, NA-FC Schools before the first day of school. If someone in your family is on the Free Lunch program, please have them contact someone at his/her school to receive a backpack and supplies. Because our community is so generous and caring, each of the K-8 Schools’ requests for supplies were met and honored. THANK YOU EVERYONE!
2014 Collection Sites:
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‐3pm
Culbertson Baptist Church (designated area) 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany
Hope Southern Indiana (at the office) Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place, 1200 Bono Drive, New Albany, Mon.‐Fri., 9am‐4pm
Northside Christian Church (designated locations) 4407 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, Sat. 3:30‐7:30pm or Sun. 8:30am‐12:30pm
Vision Federal Credit Union 2441 State St. Ste. A, New Albany (Near Tuckers), Mon-Thur. 9-5, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-noon
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (in the vestibule) 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany, Mon.‐Fri. 8am‐6pm, Sun. 9am‐noon
Stricker’s Cafe’ 2781 Jefferson Centre Way, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 During Restaurant Hours
The Salvation Army (at the office) 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany Mon.‐Fri., 9am‐3pm
YMCA of Southern Indiana (commons area) 33 State Street, New Albany During Business Hours