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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Are you already interested in sending children back to school?

How about sending them back with a new backpack filled with supplies?

The Pack the Bus Collaboration is in need of sponsors.

Hope Southern Indiana is once again coordinating the Pack the Bus Collaboration. Now in its 5th year, this collaboration works together to provide new backpacks and basic school supplies for NAFC School students in Grades K-8 who are eligible for the Federal Free Breakfast and Lunch Program. 

3,000 filled backpacks are needed for the upcoming school year. All contributions come from churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals who donate filled backpacks, school supplies and/or money for this project. Interested in helping? Here are a few ideas:

Enlist your church, business, organization, group or family to sponsor a collection; Donate filled backpacks, and/or supplies or Contribute monetarily

Backpack & supply donations will be accepted at all our collection sites through Friday, July 11. Monetary donations can be made by mail or personal delivery to Hope Southern Indiana, Brown Starks Neighborhood Place, 1200 Bono Road, New Albany, IN  47150. Please indicate that it is for Pack the Bus.

Current Collection sites:

Central Christian Church (at the office) 1315 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm

Culbertson Baptist Church (designated area) 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany

English Muffin 4320 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Mon.-Sun., 7am-3pm

Hope Southern Indiana Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place, 1200 Bono Rd., New Albany, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm

Northside Christian Church (designated area) 4407 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, Sat. 3:30-7:30pm or Sun. 8:30am-12:30pm

One Vision Federal Credit Union (Near Tuckers) 2441 State St., Ste. A, New Albany, Mon-Thur. 9-5, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-noon

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (vestibule) 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany, Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sun. 9am?noon

Stricker’s Cafe’ 2781 Jefferson Centre Way, Jeffersonville, Mon.-Sat. 7am-3pm, Sun. 8am-3pm

Salvation Army (at the office) 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm

YMCA of Southern Indiana (commons area) 33 State Street, New Albany During Business Hours

The backpacks will be delivered to the schools between Friday, July 18 and Thursday, July 24. Classes at NAFC Schools begin July 31. Contact your individual school for how they will distribute them to the students.

Location map links as well as flyers and more are available at http://www.hopesi.org/our-partners/pack-the-bus/. Please contact Linda Reynolds at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 812.948.9248  x1804 for further information.