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JALC Health Complex a Drop Site for United Way’s Stuff the Bus Campaign

JALC employees Nina Wargel (left) and Deana Smith are shown here two years ago showcasing back-to-school supplies that were collected on campus for needy children in the region as part of the United Way’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign. Another collection is under way now through the end of the month at the Community Health Education Complex. (Logan Media Services file photo)

JALC employees Nina Wargel (left) and Deana Smith are shown here two years ago showcasing back-to-school supplies that were collected on campus for needy children in the region as part of the United Way’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign. Another collection is under way now through the end of the month at the Community Health Education Complex. (Logan Media Services file photo)

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College employees and students can be difference makers this summer when it comes to helping children of the region prepare for a new school year.

Logan will serve as a donation site the remainder of this month for the United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” and “Gumdrop” campaigns. All kinds of school supplies are welcome, such as school boxes, No. 2 pencils, erasers, glue sticks or bottles, packages of crayons, backpacks, highlighters, pens, three-ring binders, pocket folders, markers, scissors, single-subject notebooks, three-subject notebooks, five-subject notebooks, loose-leaf paper, colored pencils and 12-inch rulers.

Individual serving sizes of applesauce, oatmeal, pudding packs, Ramen Noodle soups, fruit cups and Chef Boyardee food items are also appreciated as are general classroom items like tissues, storage bags, socks, underwear, paper towels, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, art supplies and Band-Aids.

“Just imagine if all of us here at the college donated one box of crayons, for example. What a difference that would make,” said Deana Smith, Secretary to the Dean of Instruction, who for the third year is organizing the drop site at the college’s Community Health Education Complex.

Smith said it’s sad to think that some families don’t have the financial means to pay for many of these much-needed supplies to kick off the new school year in the fall.

“That’s why I think this is such a worthy project,” she said. “All children should have the opportunity to be excited about starting a new year in the classroom with new supplies. I think it helps with self esteem.”