Santa Cruz County Bank, in partnership with the United Way of Santa Cruz County, is a donation site for "Stuff the Bus", a county-wide drive to collect school supplies and backpacks for the neediest students in our county. Donations will be collected through August 10th at every Santa Cruz County Bank location: Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.
Items needed: Backpacks (no red or blue), 12-packs of crayons, 1" binders (no red or blue), filler paper for binders, tab dividers for binders, 12 packs of colored pencils, spiral notebooks (no red or blue), 8 digit calculators, rulers, erasers, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, manila folders, glue sticks and scissors.
Why is there a need? The Santa Cruz County Office of Education estimates that there are 3200 children in our county that are classified as "in transition".
How are the backpacks distributed? They will be distributed through the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's Write Start program.