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Island Wide School Supply Drive Back for Fifth Year

Education 22 Jul, 2019 Follow News

Island Wide School Supply Drive Back for Fifth Year

Caribbean Alliance Insurance, alongside media partner Hurley’s Media and transportation partner Whittaker’s Transportation, is proud to announce the return of the annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.

 

This year’s event will run between July 26th and August 17th and will be the fifth year of the island-wide donation drive. Every year the campaign attempts to fill a yellow school bus with various school supply donations to support school-aged children between the ages of six through 16.

 

Since 2015, the initiative has collected more than 27,000 school supply items and hopes that the total number will increase to 45,000 after this year’s event.

 

Recipients of supplies in the past have included The Cayman Islands Cancer Society, The Special Needs Foundation, The Needs Assessment Unit, and several other charities.

 

This year donations will go to The Department of Education, The Department of Children and Families, The Family Resource Centre, The Crisis Center, and The Boys and Girls Homes.

 

New for 2019 will be the transportation of a portion of the collected items directly over to charities in Cayman Brac, as well as provide some support to the Education Department for help with the roll-out of new interactive classrooms in primary schools across the isalnds.

 

“Stuff the Bus is a great way for the community and businesses to get involved and to do some good and make an impact,” said Aleisha Lalor, Cayman Islands Branch Manager of Caribbean Alliance Insurance. “We started this event five years ago to help support underprivileged families with basic school supplies, but each year we learn more about the changing needs of students, so we try to add new components to enhance the campaign and meet those identified needs. We also get other businesses and individuals involved, so that together we can truly support kids in need in ways that are going to make an impact for them.”

 

During the three week campaign, anyone who wishes to purchase and donate school supply items can do so by purchasing items and drop them off at Caribbean Alliance Office at 203 Alissta Towers or Hurley’s Media in Camana Bay or directly in the Stuff the Bus donation collection boxes located at Buy Smart, Foster’s at Countryside and Cost U Less.

 

For more information on “Stuff the Bus,” or to organise a collection drive to support the event, visit us on Facebook or Instagram @StuffTheBusCayman or contact Aleisha Lalor at

Aleisha.lalor@caribbeanalliance.com  or 949-9744 

 


 

Help Caribbean Alliance Insurance and partners make the fifth annual Stuff the Bus campaign, the biggest one yet by donating school supplies between July 26th and August 17th. Pictured from L-R Aleisha Lalor, Latoya Webb and Sabrina Dennis-Elgueta from Caribbean Alliance during 2018 drive efforts


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