More than 2,500 needy children living in 40 shelters in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties recently received bags filled with free school supplies thanks to a project called “Stuff The Bus,” organized by the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The charitable organization’s coverage area includes Sanatoga. Dozens of residents in the village, where schools opened last week, annually are United Way contributors or volunteers.
Supplies were donated in part by individuals and families who purchased additional goods while shopping for their own children. The project also benefitted from individual monetary donations, and business sponsorships.
“By providing these students with the necessary supplies, we can send them to school better prepared to succeed,” said Jill Michal, United Way interim president and CEO.