“Fill the Bus” School Supply Drive - Online

 

Digital “Fill the Bus” School Supply Drive for Lorain County Elementary Schools

Give your colleagues / family / friends an opportunity to be a Game Changer for local kids by hosting a digital collection of high-need items that students are expected to bring on their first day of school.
 
Contact us at 440-277-6530 or ashley.hampson@uwloraincounty.org to let us know when your drive will wrap up so we can arrange pick up of items.
 

Email Campaign

 Template email message (feel free to adapt):
 
[I AM / WE ARE / COMPANY IS] helping United Way of Greater Lorain County to supply elementary school kids with high-need (sometimes unexpected) items that they are expected to bring on their first day of school. These supplies often need to be replenished throughout the year, so let’s help them have one less thing to be worried about!
 
You can help out by checking out the lists of high- need items at uwloraincounty.org/fill-bus. If you purchase via their Amazon Wish List, items can be delivered directly to their office by choosing United Way as the shipping location. Otherwise United Way will pick up the items from [COMPANY / YOURSELF] after August 19th
 
Thank you for being a Game Changer for local kids by making sure they are prepared with the tools they need to learn.
 
 

Facebook Drive

 
1. Create Facebook Event (public or private)
 
2. Name event -  “2019 Fill the Bus Online Drive” or use your creativity!
 
3. Set dates - Facebook allows a maximum of two week event
 
4. Template for description (feel free to adapt, double check links after posting)
 
Let's help United Way of Greater Lorain County to supply kids with high-need (sometimes unexpected) items that they are expected to bring on their first day of school. These supplies often need to be replenished throughout the year, so we want them to have one less thing to worry about.
 
Please consider sponsoring a set of school supplies in one of the categories below!
 
If you purchase on Amazon (wish lists linked below), items can be delivered directly to their office by choosing "United Way" as the shipping location. Otherwise you can drop them off between 8am-4:30pm M-F at their office (642 Broadway in Lorain) or contact me to arrange pick up!
 
Please consider sponsoring a set of school supplies in one of the categories below!
 
If you purchase on Amazon (wish lists linked below), items can be delivered directly to their office by choosing "United Way" as the shipping location. Otherwise you can drop them off between 8am-4:30pm M-F at their office (642 Broadway in Lorain) or contact me to arrange pick up!
 
1) Grades K-2 Supplies (http://a.co/h0KkN1Q)
-Dry erase markers (fine point, black)
-Thick (Laddie) Pencils
-Headphones (over the ear, new or used)
 
 
 
2) Grades 3-5 Supplies (http://a.co/j4WFIO8)
-Dry Erase Markers (fine point, black)
-Notebooks (wide-ruled, single subject)
-Earbuds
 
 
 
3) Arts & Writing Supplies (http://a.co/iIr8u5L)
-Crayons (24 count)
-Glue sticks or white glue
-Large erasers / pencils
 
 
 
4) Classroom Supplies (http://a.co/1mmwYDn)
-Cleaning supplies (paper towels, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues)
-Ziplock bags (gallon/sandwich)
-Post-it notes
 
 
 
 
While United Way is focused on collecting the high-need items listed, all supplies donated will be distributed to local elementary schools.
 
 
5. Add a poll for your friends to sign up to join
Join me by picking a category of school supplies to donate (see lists in description above)
 
 
 
6. Invite your friends!
 

 

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