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United Way Stuff the Bus campaign yields record results

A collage of three photos shows, clockwise from left, the front of 13th and Green Elementary School, a man standing behind a vehicle with its hatch door open holding a cardboard box full of school supplies, and boxes and bags of supplies inside the trunk of the vehicle.

Kevin Collins, principal of 13th and Green Elementary in Reading, unloads school supplies donated by St. Joseph Medical Center employees.

Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine employees Stuffed the Bus with school and health supplies for students in need during United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign Aug. 9 to Sept. 10. Their donations filled more than 1,050 educational toolkits and backpacks.

“We greatly appreciate our employees’ generosity and enthusiasm in making sure local students have the school supplies they need,” said Jim George, Penn State Health director of community relations. “It’s just another example of how Penn State Health and the College of Medicine always step up to support our communities.”

United Way of the Capital Region saw a 125% increase in the number of Stuff the Bus donations this year over last year. Highmark Blue Shield was the event sponsor.

United Way Campaign

The annual Stuff the Bus event leads up to the 2021 United Way Campaign Oct. 11 to Nov. 19.

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