Pack the Bus | School Supply Drive - Genesis Health System

Pack the Bus

Pack the Bus

Genesis Celebrates 150th with School Supply Drive
Benefiting Area Students

It's time to go school supply shopping. Genesis Health System, celebrating 150 years of health services in the region, is gathering school supplies for area students.

Help Genesis “Pack The Bus’’ at three hospital campuses and at North Scott Foods in Eldridge beginning Aug. 5.

School buses will be parked and will accept items on

  • Aug. 5 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport, in the parking lot behind the Heart Institute;
  • Aug. 6 at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport, in the West Lombard Parking Lot;
  • Aug. 7 at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, in the corner of the Main Parking Lot;
  • Aug. 8 at North Scott Foods, Eldridge.

Supplies will be collected each day between 7:30 a.m. and 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.’’

Genesis will continue to accept donations until Aug. 9 at the Blessing Boxes located throughout the health system. Here are the locations of Blessing Boxes:

  • 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.

Here are items being requested by the schools:


Facial Tissues

Dry Erase Markers

#2 Pencils & Pencil Boxes


Bleach Wipes

Glue Sticks

Washable Markers

Hand Sanitizer

Spiral Notebooks – Wide Lined

Liquid Glue – Elmers


Colored Pencils

Art Brushes

Binders (3-Ring)

2 Pocket Folders (Plastic or Paper)

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


Backpacks (girl/boy/generic)