ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County’s (UWGUC) annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign, in partnership with local corporations and volunteers, helped to make the start of the school year bright for a number of children in the county.
United Way staff and volunteers from Deloitte & Touche stuffed, packed and distributed over 150 backpacks filled with pencils, markers, notebooks, folders and more to the children of Homefirst and Board of Education Family Success Centers in Plainfield, Jefferson Park Ministries Family Success Center in Elizabeth, Linden Family Success Center, Roselle Family Success Center and The Connection for Women and Families in Summit.
Local corporations and individuals including: Comcast, Paul & Nancy Dango, Dupont, G&W Labs, Neiman Marcus Service Center in Mountainside, Linde, NuStar Energy LP, Plymouth Rock in Berkeley Heights, Punch Products, Sovereign Bank in Short Hills, Target in Clark & Linden, Tempil ITW, The Arc of Union County, Total Lubricants, and Williams Gas. Contributions of both cash and supplies valued over $11,000.
“The support from those who contributed to this year’s Stuff the Bus is greatly appreciated,” said James W. Horne Jr., President & CEO of United Way. “All the supplies collected will prepare the children for a wonderful start to the school year.”
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