Comcast employees recently made change happen by teaming up with United Way of Salt Lake’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive which ran through August 2nd.
Children around the state are heading back to school this month, and United Way of Salt Lake is determined to help kids and teens start off the academic year equipped with the tools and resources they need to succeed. United Way launched a ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign to encourage corporate partners and community members to donate school supplies for the kids who need them most.
Many students come to school on the first day without the supplies they need to learn. The United Way of Salt Lake organized the Stuff the Bus event in order to help more than 10,000 Utah students start the 2017-2018 school year prepared and ready to learn.
“As any parent can tell you, school supply lists get longer and more expensive every year, especially in high school where flash drives and scientific calculators are standard,” said Merlin Jensen, Area Vice President, Comcast. “Our employees wanted to help so we decided to hold a supply drive to benefit local families with school-age children.”
Comcast employees throughout Utah pitched in to donate hundreds of notebooks, folders, crayons, markers, glue sticks, highlighters, erasers, pencils, and pens to the drive.
Whether it is thru local community events like Stuff the Bus, our Internet Essentials program or our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program, it is import to us that we are a part of our local community and that we do what we can to lessen the burden of educational hardships on families.