4th Annual "Stuff the Bus" Wrap-Up Event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka
4TH ANNUAL “STUFF THE BUS” WRAP-UP EVENT FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TOPEKA
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 ACTIVITIES:
Stuff the Bus Collection Locations:
12p–1:30p Dillons North Topeka (Rochester Road)
2p–3:30p Southwest Dillons (Urish Road)
Wrap-Up Event: Check and supply donation presentation
4p Westar Energy Pocket Park (8th & Kansas Avenue)
Featuring the Topeka High Drum Line, with special guest drummer and USD 345 superintendent Dr. Steven Noble, and Topeka Pilots mascot Ace.
1) Administrators for Afterschool Excellence
Dr. Tiffany Anderson (USD 501 Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools)
Dr. Scott McWilliams (USD 437 Superintendent, Auburn-Washburn)
Dr. Steve Noble (USD 345 Superintendent, Seaman)
Dr. Martin Stessman (USD 450 Superintendent, Shawnee Heights)
2) Champions for Club Kids
Chief Bill Cochran, Topeka Police Department
Sheriff Brian Hill, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
3) Pilots with a Purpose
Lamar Hunt Jr
Ace (Topeka Pilots Mascot)
G’s Frozen Custard will provide free custard.
The current list of Stuff The Bus sponsors with a financial contribution is at the following link: https://www.bgctopeka.org/stuff-bus.
In spring 2016, the LGT class group approached Boys & Girls Clubs with the idea of doing a project and wanted to know about their most urgent needs. “Program supplies,” said Dawn McWilliams, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka. While last year’s drive was a success, yielding more than $13,200 in donations of supplies and cash, the need persists.
This initiative aims to invest in the Topeka community and the children who live here. “We want to help build for the future and provide our children with more opportunities to succeed,” said Pat Colley, Leadership Greater Topeka alumnus, class of 2016, and one of the event organizers. “Educating our children is a year-round process, and supplies are in constant need.”
Boys & Girls Club of Topeka strives to promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship through their core initiatives and programs. There are 14 Boys & Girls Club sites in Topeka with approximately 2,400 Club members and a total of 20,400-plus youth served through community outreach programs.
YOU CAN HELP
Boys & Girls Clubs are in need of the following supplies:
▪ Construction Paper
▪ White Boards
▪ Spiral/Composition Notebooks
▪ Copy Paper
▪ Lined Notebook Paper
▪ Graph Paper
▪ Dry Erase Markers
▪ Personal hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.)