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Stuff the Bus this Saturday
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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual Stuff the Bus event will be held virtually this year, with an Amazon wishlist open for local residents to donate and help students in need. - photo by Jessica Taylor

With the start of the school right around the corner, it’s time once again to help “stuff the bus” to help set up local students for success.

Dawson County Family Connection will be at Kroger this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting school supplies in the annual Stuff the Bus fundraiser.  Organizers will be accepting monetary or school supply donations at the yellow school bus that will be parked in front of Kroger in Dawsonville July 20.

Items to donate include: Flash drives (1G), three ring binders (1 ½ inches or 2 inches), dry erase markers, five subject dividers, pencils (regular No. 2 and colored), supply/pencil boxes (solid colors), washable markers, notebook paper (wide and college ruled), scissors (blunt and regular), glue (sticks and bottles), composition books (wireless), highlighters, generic book bags (solid color) and drawstring sports bags.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Family Connection office at 96 Academy Ave. in Dawsonville or at Associated Credit Union, located at 4200 Dawson Forest Road.

Checks made payable to Dawson County Family Connection may be mailed to P.O. Box 872, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

For information call (706) 265-1981.