CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fox 8 and Northeast Ohio are getting ready to 'Stuff the Bus' next week.
The 9th annual FOX 8 Stuff The Bus will take place on Thursday, July 30, between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. right here in our front yard.
We are located at 5800 Dick Goddard Way in Cleveland.
Thanks to your generosity, last year we filled 12 ½ school buses.
It's your chance once again to help local children who might not be able to afford school supplies head back to class with everything they need for a successful year.
All of our school supplies go to the Cleveland Kids In Need Organization. Schools where most of the students are on the free lunch program can qualify to get free supplies.
All qualifying schools in Cuyahoga County are contacted by Cleveland Kids In Need and teachers can schedule an appointment to shop inside the warehouse for free. The warehouse is set up like a store from all the donations that come in. No money is exchanged.
Kathy Hirko, of Cleveland Kids in Need, stopped at Fox 8 Thursday to explain how anyone can help. Click the video player for more.
Here is what we need:
- 24 COUNT BOX OF CRAYONS
- WIDE OR COLLEGE RULE FILLER PAPER OR NOTEBOOKS
- 2 POCKET FOLDERS
- NUMBER 2 PENCILS
- CONSTRUCTION PAPER
- 8 1/2 BY 11 COPY PAPER
- COLORED MARKERS AND PENCILS
- BLACK AND BLUE PENS
- BOXES OF TISSUE
We will also take old letterhead or envelopes from old businesses. It is amazing what teachers can use in the classroom.
Backpacks are also appreciated and we will take any type of school supply.
We are lucky to have our two main sponsors joining us again. Great Clips and Hudec Dental are a big support in this campaign.