For the 8th year, United Way of Long Island’s annual Stuff-A-Bus program has partnered with four Long Island bus transportation companies (Suffolk Transportation Service, Educational Bus Transportation, Huntington Coach Corporation, East End Bus Lines) to collect and deliver a record 150,000 school supplies from companies, organizations and individuals across Long Island to more than 6,000 local elementary school students.
The Stuff-A-Bus program provides students from low-income families with new school supplies, preparing them for their academic studies, building their self-esteem, and setting them up for success. Supplies include backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pencils, crayons and scissors – items that young children require in order to excel in their studies.
Supplies were delivered to eight school districts: Copiague, Wyandanch, South Huntington, Central Islip, Brentwood, Freeport, South Country and William Floyd.
Volunteers from Allstate, Capital One, MSC Industrial Supply Co., Verizon Wireless, PSEG Long Island, Teamsters Local 237, Roscoe Vision Systems, GEICO, randstad USA, Suffolk Transportation Service, Girls Scout Troops 1234 and 1432, and students from local area schools sorted the school supplies, packed boxes, and assisted with distribution of the school supplies to the school districts.
This year we received overwhelming support from the very generous corporations, companies, agencies and groups that participated in Stuff-A-Bus 2016.
Thank you to our 2016 participants
Advantage Care Physicians, AllState, Bank of America, Bemis, Capital One, Child Care Council of Nassau, ClearVision Optical, Contract Pharmacal, C N A Insurance, Hempstead Works, Disc Graphics, Inc., East End Bus Lines, Educational Bus Tranportation Inc., Empire National Bank, Estelle’s Dressy Dresses, EverBank, Farmers Insurance, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground, Five Below, Flushing Bank, Garfunkel Wild, GEICO, Girls Scout Troop 1234, Girls Scout Troop 1432, GKN Aerospace, Graziano Family, Hedgehog Development, LLC., Hocker Family, Huntington Coach, LLC, InterDigital Communications, Kings Park Retired Teachers Association, KPMG, Law Offices of Bryan Rothenberg, Make It Count Foundation, Meenan Oil, Merchants Insurance, MSC Industrial Supply Co., Newsday Media Group, Northwell Health, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Paychex, Pencil Group, Petro, Posillico, Prestigiacomo Family, PSEG Long Island, randstad USA, Raymour & Flanigan, Rosco Vision Systems, RWDSU Local 338, Sales Master Associates, Sartorius Group North America, Southold Community, Star Gas, Suffolk Transportation Service, Teamsters Local 237, Tanger Outlets, Telephonics, The Boxery, The Garden City Group, The Hartford, The Matrix Group, Travelers, Tristate Office Products, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Verizon Wireless, Wantagh Elementary School, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology