DCECU helps ‘Stuff the Bus’ with donations at Garber Chevrolet

The second annual event collected backpacks, school supplies, nonperishable food items for Midland County early childhood programs

A push cart filled with fabric shopping bags full of various food items and art supplies and boxes on the floor full of childrens' backpacks for donation

At the second annual “Stuff the Bus” event hosted by Garber Chevrolet in Midland to collect supplies for early childhood programs throughout the county, DCECU and our staff donated hundreds of items to the cause.

The credit union purchased and donated approximately $1,000 worth of items – 25 backpacks, seven insulated lunch bags and 56 membership-club-sized packages of nonperishable food. DCECU’s employees contributed more than 600 school supply items, including pencils, paper, glue, notebooks, erasers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pocket folders, backpacks and more.

The collected items were delivered to Garber during the August 11th event, which was organized to benefit Midland County’s Great Start Readiness Program, Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education – programs offered by the Midland County Educational Service Agency in collaboration with many early childhood partners.

In all, the Garber event collected 120 backpacks, more than 500 notebooks and hundreds of other school supplies to support 30 classrooms in seven locations, plus enough nonperishable food items for three different food pantries to each receive four to five large boxes full of food items.

“We are super grateful,” said Great Start Readiness Program Lead Teacher Liz Moore. “DCECU has been one of the biggest donors to this event for both years. We appreciate it, and so do the kids.”

Two men and a woman pose in front of a tent with a table full of donations for children with a bus in the background and red, white, and blue balloons

A push cart filled with fabric shopping bags full of various food items and art supplies and boxes on the floor full of childrens' backpacks for donation


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