Phillips Law Group Sponsoring Annual “Stuff the Bus” Back to School Drive
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jun 14, 2019 in Firm News
Phillips Law Group is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the “Stuff the Bus” Back to School Drive yet again this year to benefit local area schools. The fourth annual community fundraiser is organized by AZTV, Arizona’s leading local TV station in Phoenix, to help ensure that students are prepared to learn once they head back into the classroom.
Whether you decide to gift school supplies or a backpack full of goodies, each donation can change a child’s life for the better.
Why Stuff The Bus Matters
Giving a child a proper education is one of the most important things we can do. Each year, more than 75 percent of students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at 800 plus schools in Arizona. In Maricopa County, there are over 650 Title 1 schools with large concentrations of low-income students.
Thousands of students go to school without even a pencil. If students have the learning tools they need to succeed, it can really make all the difference in their education. To date, Stuff the Bus has given over 3,100 backpacks full of school supplies to children in need.
How You Can Help
Our firm is currently preparing to take donations. Participants are welcome to come to our Phoenix office located at 3101 North Central Ave., Suite 1500. We will have boxes in the lobby of our 11th, 13th, and 15th floors and in the lobby of our building. More details to follow with regard to starting dates.
With your donation, every child will receive:
- 1 backpack
- 2 highlighters
- 3 red pens
- 7 blue/black pens
- 1 box of markers
- 1 box of colored pencils
- 2 composition books
- 1 pack of filler paper
- 1 pair of scissors
- 2 boxes of crayons
- 2- pencils
- 2 spiral notebooks
- 4 erasers
- 1 pencil box
- 4 2-pocket folders
- 4 glues sticks
- 1 pencil sharpener
- 1 pack of index cards
- 2 dry erase markers
We will also be having $5 jean days every Thursday in the office where the money collected will go towards buying school supplies to donate. Last year, our firm raised a total of four boxes full of supplies.
The backpacks are delivered to specific schools in the Phoenix area by AZTV. For the past two years, members of our team have gone to a school in downtown Phoenix to help the children choose a backpack. AZTV will hold a day at their station where people volunteer to stuff the backpacks full of the supplies as well.
Every gift is important. Your support is greatly appreciated!