Huntington, United Way Stuff Bus with School Supplies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the annual Stuff the Bus program, Huntington Bank and the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley spent Friday morning loading 1,000 backpacks onto a bus to deliver them to students.

“These supplies are huge,”  said United Way President Bob Hannon. “A lot of kids go to school, especially in underserved communities, without book bags, backpacks, schools supplies. We’re able to provide, not only the backpacks, but school supplies. … We focus on the elementary schools, especially those that have the greatest need.”

The supplies will be distributed to students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, as well as Mercer County, Pa. Supporting this year’s Stuff the Bus are WFMJ, Cocca’s Pizza and Great Clips.

“We are honored to participate in Stuff the Bus for the 10th consecutive year,” said Huntington Bank’s regional president, William Shivers. “While school may look different this year, Huntington is honored to move forward with this tradition to ensure the most vulnerable in our communities have the supplies they need to successfully begin the new school year.”

Cocca’s Pizza and Great Clips will be accepting donations to help purchase more supplies for students. At any area location of the two companies, patrons can donate $5 to sponsor a child.

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