COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - The Junior Auxiliary of Columbia hosted its 3rd Annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive Saturday.
Member Leslie Smith says this year the drop-off was a drive-through and they are pleased to still have support for the project.
“Normally we are set up at the Wal-Mart location in Columbia, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able at the time to do that and chose to continue this project here at our J.A. house,” said Smith. “However we are looking for any school supplies that can benefit our students in our city school district as well as our county school district.”
Even though the drive looked different, members showed up to advertise and collect donations.
The items will be donated to schools across Marion County.
“We are looking for any school supplies that can benefit our students in our city school district as well as our county school district,” said Smith.
Member Latasha Thomson says that people passing by were generous with donations.
“We haven’t gotten as many school supplies, but we have gotten more monetary donations, so that’s good too. What we’ll do with those is we’ll go purchase school supplies and we’ll divide those as well,” said Thomson.
Once the Junior Auxiliary purchase supplies with the monetary donations, members will divide the supplies between schools based on need.
If you still want to make a donation, you can contact the J.A. By going to their Facebook page, emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (601) 740-0383.