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United Way Announces Countywide Call To Action To Ensure Oc Students Are Prepared For Start Of School Year

United Way Announces Countywide Call To Action To Ensure Oc Students Are Prepared For Start Of School Year

Volunteers and Donors encouraged to help “Stuff the Bus” at August 6 event in Anaheim and online, ensuring students have needed supplies as they head back-to-school.

WHAT: “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive and event, sponsored by Wells Fargo

WHO: Local community leaders in partnership with Orange County United Way

WHEN: Give your time on Saturday, August 6; 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. or donate online and let us shop for you–$25 buys a backpack, $50 includes the backpack filled with supplies for an elementary student. For more details visit – https://www.unitedwayoc.org/event/education-day-caring-stuff-bus

WHERE: Volunteer event: James Madison Elementary School, 1510 S. Nutwood St., Anaheim, CA 92804 Supply Drive at www.unitedwayoc.org

WHY: Orange County United Way is committed to helping local students succeed. A key element of our 10-year communitywide action plan is to cut the number of high school dropouts in 1/2 by 2024. An important milestone on the road to on-time graduation is success in elementary and middle school which includes the tools students need to learn. Basic supplies includes backpacks, pencils, crayons, scissors, glue sticks, calculators, flash drives, rulers and notebook paper. As we approach the start of a new school year, too many Orange County families and schools don’t have many of the basics. This “Stuff the Bus” event is designed to help kids start the school year off prepared to succeed.



Katherine Ransom, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Orange County United Way 949.263.6176, katheriner@unitedwayoc.org

Michael Suydam
21Strat 949.981.5008, mike@21strat.com


Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been working to improve lives and strengthen our community by mobilizing the caring power of Orange County. To do this, we focus on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Income, Health and Housing. By investing in Orange County’s children, families and individuals, we help them meet their most basic human needs, including food, shelter and medical care, while at the same time creating pathways to self-sufficient futures through education and training. In short, we help people help themselves. Through our 10-year initiative “FACE 2024” (an acronym for Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), United Way is mobilizing local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals to make a long-term measurable difference in the lives of Orange County youth and families. Orange County United Way holds a 4-star rating from America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. To learn more or to join our movement, visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

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