Pack the Bus Collaboration

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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 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.


2014 Results:

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 AlbanyMon.‐Fri., 9am‐3pm

Culbertson Baptist Church (designated area) 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany

English Muffin 4320 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN  47150 During Restaurant Hours

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 AlbanySat. 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


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