It won’t be long before area students head back to the classroom to begin a new school year.  United Way of the CSRA is once again asking residents to help “stuff the bus” with school supplies to make sure students in-need have the items needed to start school next month.

Three Stuff the Bus collection drive events will be held:  Sunday, July 17 at SRP Park in North Augusta .  Fans that bring school supplies to the game will get a voucher good for a free hot dog,  You’ll also be entered to win a game-worn jersey that will be given away at the game;  Friday, July 22 at the Kroc Center from 8 a.m. til noon; and Saturday, July 23 at Walmart in Waynesboro.  That drive is being held exclusively to benefit Burke County students in need from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Visit to get a list of the school supplies that are needed for each Stuff the Bus event.

Those interested in supporting Stuff the Bus through a one-time, online donation this year can visit