School supply drive

United Way of Acadiana, in partnership with Cargill Salt and Cox Communications, invites community members to Stuff the Bus through August 10. This community-wide school supply drive will culminate in a 3-day event with drop-off locations in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes.

"We invite all members of the community to help ensure all students have what they need to start school," explained Keler Williams, United Way of Acadiana Director of Volunteer Mobilization. "United Way's goal is to remove obstacles for families and children. We can ensure students succeed by equipping them with the essential school supplies needed to be actively engaged and ready to learn."

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive drop-off dates and locations:

August 6, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Acadia Parish School Board Office on 2402 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley

August 8, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at United Way of Acadiana on 215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on 1101 Kaliste Saloom Rd. and Lafayette Parish School Board Office on 113 Chaplin Dr. in Lafayette

August 8, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Winn-Dixie on 924 Rees St. in Breaux Bridge

August 10, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on 101 E. Vermilion St. in Abbeville

To volunteer and for a complete list of recommended supplies, visit

For more information about Stuff the Bus, contact Keler Williams at 337-706-1234.



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