Pack the Bus

Pack the Bus

Benefiting Area Students

Genesis Health System, celebrating 150 years of health services in the region, is gathering school supplies for area students. The Genesis School Supply Drive will kick off this month and continue in August.

There are two ways to donate:

Genesis Blessing Box1) Genesis is collecting donations beginning in July at the Blessing Boxes located throughout the health system.

Here are the locations of Blessing Boxes:

2) Genesis will also “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 at the following dates and locations:

**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.’’

Here are items being requested by the schools:

  • Highlighters
  • Facial Tissues
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • #2 Pencils & Pencil Boxes
  • Crayons
  • Bleach Wipes
  • Glue Sticks
  • Washable Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Spiral Notebooks – Wide Lined
  • Liquid Glue – Elmers
  • Scissors
  • 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
  • Headphones
  • Backpacks (girl/boy/generic)

Pack the Bus--Literally

Drop off your donations to be placed on an actual school bus on any of the following dates: