Education Foundation’s Stuff the Bus Campaign is Underway

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Collection for school supplies is organized by Harford County Education Foundation  and will provide financially challenged Harford County students with critical learning materials.

Back to school may look a little different this year for students due to health and safety issues surrounding COVID-19.  Whether students are home learning or at a learning center, many of our high needs students are at risk of starting the school year without the critical tools for learning.  During this unprecedented time, your support for our children is needed more than ever.  There are many ways you can help!

Donate school supplies through Harford County Education Foundation’s charity registries at Target and Amazon.  Or make a monetary donation and the Education Foundation will maximize the number of students provided with critical school supplies through bulk purchasing.  The charity registries and online donation can be accessed at https://bit.ly/harfordtoolsforschools.

Donations of school supplies can also be dropped off at the Harford County Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools resource center at 260 Gateway Dr., Suite 21A in Bel Air and the Aberdeen IronBirds, Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. 

Volunteers are essential to helping Harford County Education Foundation package school supplies to support student learning.  (L-R)  Heather Harris, Drayer Physical Therapy – Aberdeen;  Tim Tarvin, Bravura Information Technology Systems; and Rosemary King Johnston – Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County.

To provide ample space for social distancing and sanitization, the Aberdeen IronBirds, Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium has generously provided space for the packaging and distribution of school supplies.

If your business or community group would like to help us collect school supplies, contact Terry Troy at connect@harfordeducation.org and we will provide the posters and materials you need for a successful school supply drive.  

School supplies needed includes:

  • Pencils (regular and colored), Pens, Markers (washable and dry erase)
  • Crayons, Highlighters, Index cards
  • Blunt edge scissors, Protractors, Compasses, Erasers
  • Glue sticks and white glue bottles
  • Loose leaf paper, Index cards, Composition notebooks, Graphing paper
  • Two-pocket folders, 1 1/2″ and 3” binders, Binder dividers
  • Zippered pencil pouches, Plastic pencil cases
  • Backpacks
  • Plastic zip storage bags (quart and gallon size)
  • Tissues, Hand sanitizer

For more information about Harford County Education Foundation, visit www.harfordeducation.org.

About Harford County Education Foundation
Founded in 2004, Harford County Education Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit education organization that provides programs and resources to compliment the learning and growth of the 38,000 youth in Harford County Public Schools.  The Education Foundation works in partnership with the community to bring critical resources to help students succeed in their academic and personal goals through middle and high school leadership programs, college and career mentoring, scholarships, free school supplies for low income students, grants to support innovative classroom instruction and celebrating the education profession with the community.