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:
1) Genesis is collecting donations beginning in July 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.
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:
- 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)