Leading Arizona Homebuilder Launches Multi-week School Supply Drive.
Fulton Homes has partnered with KEZ 99.9 FM Radio for its annual Stuff the Bus campaign, aimed at collecting school supply donations for needy Valley students.
While public education is free in the U.S., there can be substantial costs associated with heading back to school. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says it costs $12,738 annually to raise a school-age child. Of that figure, the report says nearly a quarter goes toward clothing, child care and education expenses.
Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus looks to help Valley families offset those costs by accepting your donations. This year’s drive runs from July 6 – 31 at Chandler Fashion Center, with a kick-off event Wednesday, July 6 from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
A full-size school bus parked inside the Macy’s Court will bear painted handprints representing a child, and a list of items needed for a successful school year. Supporters can donate to a specific child or make a general contribution of pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, school uniforms and shoes.
Volunteers will also collect the supplies, clothing and backpacks for children in need at Bethune Phoenix Elementary, Dunbar Phoenix Elementary, Lowell Phoenix Elementary and Galveston Chandler Elementary.
“Heading back to school should be an exciting time for all children. They deserve to focus on learning and discovery without feeling deprived of the basics,” said Fulton Homes CEODouglas Fulton. “‘Stuff the Bus’ provides an easy and rewarding way for the community to make a huge difference in Valley children’s lives.”
You can donate outside the school bus at the Macy’s Court daily during mall hours. KEZ’s Marty Manning will be broadcast live on the following dates:
- July 6th 6:30am – 8:30am — kick-off event
- July 9th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
- July 12th 6:30am – 8:30am
- July 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
- July 20th 6:30am – 8:30am
- July 23rd 10:00am – 12:00pm
- July 26th 6:30am – 8:30am
- July 31st 11:00am – 1:00pm — finale
For more details about Stuff the Bus, visit www.kez999.com and search keywords “stuff the bus”. For more information call (602) 452-1000 or go to www.fultonhomes.com and click on the “Fulton Foundation” link.