Fulton Hosts Annual “Stuff the Bus” Event

stuff-the-bus-2016Once again this summer Fulton Homes partnered with KEZ 99.9 for the annual Fulton Homes “Stuff the Bus” campaign. This event aids deserving families by helping to collecting school supplies for for kids who could use help getting the things they need for the upcoming school year. This year’s donation drive ran from June 6 to July 10 at Chandler Fashion Center.

“Donations to our Stuff the Bus campaign make a positive difference in the lives of these children,” said Fulton Homes CEO Doug Fulton. “We’re making sure these kids get off to a good start in the first few days of the school year.”

A full-size school bus was parked inside the Macy’s Courtyard with painted paper handprints and the name of each child in need. The handprints contain a list of items each child requires for a successful school year. Supporters donated to a specific child or made a general contribution of requested items, such as pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, school uniforms and shoes. Shoppers also had the option to return the handprint with school supplies to the mall’s guest services area.

The campaign benefited the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Compadre Branch in Chandler. At the end of the campaign thousands of backpacks and tons of supplies were handed out at a July event.

For more details about Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus, visit www.kez999.com.

Fulton Gives Back – Stuff the Bus

stuff the bus overshotThis summer Fulton Homes partnered with KEZ 99.9 and ICAN Positive Changes for Youth for the annual Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus campaign to help provide deserving families with school supplies. Since early June a full-size school bus parked inside the Macy’s Court at the Chandler Fashion Center waited to be filled with pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, school uniforms and shoes.

girl_backpacksIn mid-July more than 4,000 students – many from Chandler’s ICAN School – assembled at Chandler High School to receive backpacks full of school supplies collected in that bus through a huge distribution event held in conjunction with the Operation Back-to-School Chandler program. Volunteers and ICAN officials stuffed backpacks for Saturday’s delivery.

“This event last Saturday went a long way in making sure the ICAN students and other children in need will get off to a good start for the school year,” said Fulton Homes CEO Doug Fulton. “Fulton Homes is happy to sponsor this program again this year, which helps give back to the wonderful community of Chandler.”

This annual campaign is just one of the many ways Fulton Homes works to support youth education in the community. Other programs include the Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week program, S.O.S. for Teacher’s School Supplies, and Be KOOL Stay in School. All these campaigns are aimed at keeping kids on the right path, and headed in the right direction. We at Fulton Homes want to thank all of those community members who helped us stuff the bus so more children in need can start school this month with essential school supplies to help them succeed.