Pack the Bus Collaboration

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


2016 Confirmed Contributing Partners as of May 19, 2016:

Beach Mold & Tool

Central Christian Church

Centenary United Methodist Church

Culbertson Baptist Church

Grace Lutheran Church

Holy Family Catholic Church

Hope Southern Indiana

Kappa, Kappa, Kappa

Kosair Charities

New Albany Redevelopment Commission

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Rotary Club of New Albany

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Vincent Depaul Tri Parish Council

The Salvation Army (New Albany)

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

Youth for Christ Southern Indiana

Youth Philanthropy Council of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

2016 Confirmed Drop-off Locations as of May 27, 2016:

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

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


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

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