ATLANTA - Channel 2, WSB-TV, The Family 2 Family Project and The Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) announce the launch of a major school supply drive during the month of July. Its mission is to provide homeless children with book bags and school supplies to help them cope with returning to or entering a new school.
“When homeless children return to school on that first day without a book bag or school supplies, it serves as a reminder of how they are different and how they don’t fit in,” said Tim McVay, Vice President and General Manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV. “Our goal is to collect schools supplies for 4,000 students so they spend their time focusing on the classwork.”
Saturday, July 13, 7am to 11pm, “Stuff the Bus” at Channel 2. WSB-TV will be collecting NEW book bags and school supplies at their station located at 1601 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Click here for directions. A large school bus will be there and the public will be encouraged to Stuff the Bus with school supplies.
Suggested school supplies:
- NEW Book Bags
- Wide and College ruled Notebook Paper
- Spiral Notebooks
- 3-Ring Binders
- File Folders
- Calculators (regular and scientific)
- Glue and any other supplies necessary for school
- USB or JUMP Drives
- Color pencils
- Small hand sanitizer
- Travel facial tissue
Viewers who bring school supplies will be entered into a drawing for prizes provided by the Family 2 Family sponsors. As of this date, the prizes include:
- Four (4) Southwest Airline tickets
- American Signature Furniture gift card
- Kroger gift cards
In addition, American Signature Furniture will be giving 10% off discount coupons to every viewer who contributes at Channel 2 on Saturday.
July 5th - 12: Collecting NEW book bags and school supplies at any American Signature Furniture Store in metro-Atlanta or any Northside Hospital location.
July 14-August 3 Collecting NEW book bags and school supplies at any Atlanta Division Kroger store. Kroger will also be offering special pre-packaged school supply boxes at a deep discount for the duration of the campaign.
Atlanta Journal Constitution Pulitzer Prize winning Cartoonist Mike Luckovich donated his drawing for the campaign.
The Family 2 Family Project is proudly supported by American Signature Furniture, The Kroger Company, Northside Hospital, SCANA Energy and Southwest Airlines.
Samson Trailways, an Atlanta based family company, has donated one of its yellow school buses and delivery services for “Stuff the Bus.”
Volunteers are need July 30-August 4 to help sort and distribute school supplies. Call CRN at 770 649-7117 to volunteer or if you have questions.
About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
About The Children’s Restoration Network
The Children’s Restoration Network is celebrating 20 years of service to more than 4,000 Metro-Atlanta homeless children in 130 shelters and group homes in 20 counties with a wide range of services and events throughout the year with a heavy emphasis on education.