Published on July 09, 2019

                     
Genesis Will “Pack The Bus” With School Supplies


The right tools are needed for building a project. The right tools are also needed for building minds.

Genesis Health System, celebrating 150 years of health services in the region, is helping gather the right tools for area schools.

The Genesis “Pack The Bus’’ School Supply Drive will kick off this month and continue through the first week of August.

There are two ways to donate.

Genesis will collect donations beginning in July at the Blessing and Collection Boxes located throughout the health system at the following locations:

    Genesis Medical Center, 1401 West Central Park, Davenport, near the cafeteria.
    Genesis Medical Center, 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, near the cafeteria.
    Genesis Medical Center, 409 NW 9th Ave., Aledo, Ill., in front lobby.
    Genesis Medical Center, 801 Illini Drive, Silvis, Ill., in the front lobby.
    Genesis Medical Center, 1118 11th Street, DeWitt, Iowa, in the front lobby.
    Genesis Physical Therapy, Valley Fair, 2720 Locust Street, Davenport, in the patient waiting area.
    Genesis HealthPlex, 3200 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, in atrium.
    Genesis HealthPlex, 2140 53rd Ave., Bettendorf, in lobby.
    Genesis HealthPlex, 3900 28th Ave. Drive, Moline, in 2nd floor waiting area.
    
Genesis will also “Pack The Bus’’ with student supplies at three hospital campuses and at North Scott Foods in Eldridge beginning Aug. 5.

School buses will be parked and accept items on Aug. 5 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport; Aug. 6, at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport; Aug. 7, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis; and Aug. 8 at North Scott Foods, Eldridge.

Hours for “Pack The Bus’’ collection at all locations will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“There is never enough funding these days for schools to provide everything students need. We hope our own Genesis employees and the general public can help fill some of the gaps in supplies,’’ said Shirley Gusta, who is coordinating the Genesis volunteer effort. “This effort could mean a lot to families that may not have the resources to send their children to school with all the supplies they need.’’

Here are suggested items being requested by the schools:

Highlighters; facial tissues; dry erase markers; #2 pencils and pencil boxes; crayons; bleach wipes; glue sticks; washable markers; hand sanitizer; spiral notebooks (wide lined); liquid glue; scissors; colored pencils; art brushes; 3-ring binders; pocket folders; table top easels; individual pencil sharpeners; red ink pens; Scotch tape; tabbed dividers for 3-ring binders; zip lock bags; loose leaf notebook paper; note cards, mechanical pencils; AAA batteries; headphones; and, backpacks (girl/boy/generic).

Genesis Health System is celebrating 150 years of health services to the region in 2019. Throughout the year, Genesis is recognizing those 150 years with projects to benefit the communities it serves.

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