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‘Stuff the Bus’ event continuing until 9 tonight!

Published: Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 2:20 PM
Updated: Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 7:51 PM

Organizers are working to "Stuff the Bus" Friday night on Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton. News Center 7's Kate Bartley reports from the event that began 5pm.

(UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.): The United Way is partnering with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, WHIO-TV and the Greater Dayton RTA to host its “Stuff the Bus” event on Courthouse Square today from 5 to 9 p.m. during Art in the City to gather school supplies for area after-school programs in need.

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Crowds have gathered for Art in the City, a downtown Dayton event featuring visual and performing arts, and the United Way is featuring its school supply drive as part of the overall event.

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NewsCenter 7’s Kate Bartley delivered a report this afternoon during the event, asking viewers to consider a donation.

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The RTA has donated the use of a bus, with the goal of stuffing the bus full of school supplies, which will then be given to area schools.

An employee supply drive at Cox Media Group helped kick off the donations, and Cox Media Group is donating thousands of dollars in school supplies.

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“This program will do so much for kids in our community, and we are happy to be promoting and donating to helping their school year start off on the right foot,” said Emily Broughton, Community and Public Relations Manager at Cox Media Group.

For more information about Art in the City, click here.

To learn more about Neighbors Helping Neighbors, click here.