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 2, 2016:

Central Christian Church
Census Bureau (CBWRA)
Hope Southern Indiana
Kosair Charities
New Albany Redevelopment Commission
Northside Christian Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Rotary Club of New Albany
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

2015 Confirmed Drop-off Locations as of May 2, 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

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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