School Supply Drive Sets Students Up for Success this School Year

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United Way of Long Island, in partnership with Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. launched its 14th annual Stuff-A-Bus program. The program prepares young students for success by providing essential school supplies.

On September 9, volunteers loaded school buses with boxes filled with donated supplies, including pencils, pens, markers, notebooks, backpacks, and more. These items were supplied to over 5,000 students from Brentwood, Central Islip, Freeport, and Wyandanch schools.

"We are so grateful to all the organizations who responded to our annual stuff a bus initiative. Sending kids to school with new supplies is game changing for a good start to the year. Education, financial stability and health are our core values, and we are happy to invest in children across Long Island," said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island.
“It is our pleasure, as a company, to make this connection to our community and our students. We know that these supplies are essential to the learning process and all at STS take great pleasure in knowing that we are part of helping our children learn, “said John Corrado, President of Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc.

Participants Include: Suffolk Transportation, Progress Software, Target, Alba Wheels Up, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Citrin Cooperman, ClearVision Optical, Coach, CPI Aerostructures. Inc., Daughters of the Am. Rev, Ketewamoke Chapt., DriMark, Family of Kidz, Friedman, LLP, Gabriele & Marano, LLP, GEICO C Corp, GKN Aerospace, Goosehead Insurance, Grey Star, H2M Architects & Engineers, Hartford Funding, Kate Spade, Keller Williams Realty, Leviton, Local 338, Mackoul Risk Solutions, Mobile Vascular Physicians, NICE Bus/Transdev, Oerlikon Surface Solutions, Oliver, Inc., Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Orange Theory Babylon, Polo Ralph Lauren Riverhead, Polo Ralph Lauren Deer Park, Posillico, Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC, Robertson, Anschutz, Schneid, Crane & Partners, PLLC, RXR Realty, Signature Premier Properties, Starbucks, Sugar Crazy, Tanger, Telephonics, The NPD Group, Inc., THE BOXERY, Town of Babylon, W Services Group.

Since its inception in 2008, Stuff-A-Bus has delivered nearly one million school supplies to 50,000 children. To learn more about Stuff-A-Bus, visit www.unitedwayli.org/stuffabus.

Photo Caption: Students from Loretta Park Elementary with new school supplies from United Way of Long Island's Stuff-A-Bus program, along with Local 338 volunteers (black shirts), and (pictured in back row left to right) John R. Corrado, Assistant Vice President of Suffolk Transportation Service, Robert McCarthy, Loretta Park Elementary School Principal, Theresa Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island, John J. Corrado, President of Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., and Richard Loeschner, Superintendent Brentwood UFSD