FARMINGDALE, NJ – United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties is holding its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive at five locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties to meet the growing demand for school supplies needed by children throughout the community. Sponsored by J.F. Kiely Construction Co. and New Jersey Natural Gas, the drive is designed to help ensure that all children begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed. 

“Providing these educational supplies helps support a child’s ability to learn while removing some of the financial burden from both parents and teachers,” says Timothy Hearne, President & CEO of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “Donations from the Stuff the Bus drive allow children from low-income households to focus on their assignments instead of worrying about whether they have the tools to complete them.”

Stuff the Bus events will be held at five local stores, all from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., where shoppers are invited to donate new school supplies to the drive:

Saturday, August 5 –  Walmart in Brick,  Walmart in Freehold                            

Saturday, August 12 – Wegmans in Ocean Township,  Walmart in Manahawkin,  Walmart in Neptune


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In addition to providing an opportunity to donate school supplies, United Way offers volunteers a way to give their time to the drive. Volunteers ages 12 and up are needed at the community events. Interested volunteers can register by contacting Jackie Liguori at 848-206-2037 or [email protected]

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