On July 14th, United Way of Highway 55 invited the community out to “Stuff the Bus” full of school supplies at Buffalo Wild Wings. Many businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals attended the event and dropped off a selection of supplies for Tullahoma City Schools.
Businesses that participated in “Stuff the Bus” for TCS:
-Southern Middle Realty-Isabel Newton
-Coffee County Bank
-Coffee County Health Department Tullahoma Clinic
-Bowman On-Target Media: 93.9 The Duck, 101.5 Rooster, and Whiskey Country 105.1
-First Christian Church-Tullahoma
-Minuteman Press Tullahoma- Thank you Derek Mann, Alderman
-U.S. Display Group
-Parkview Senior Living
-BenchMark Physical Therapy
-Edward Jones Financial Advisor-Kristin Breyette
-National Aerospace Solutions
-Kings Cross Church
-Cedar Lane Church of Christ
Thank you to individuals that came out to donate supplies including Emily Raths, Beverly Raths, Nancy Fuller, Elizabeth Boals Banks, Ryan Tenison, and many more. Thank you to Master of Ceremonies for providing a bounce house for kiddos to have fun! Thank you to Dee Moon with Moon’s Balloons for creating a beautiful balloon display for the bus last minute! Thank you to the radio stations, 93.9 The Duck, Rooster 101.5, and Whiskey Country Radio for advertising the event. HUGE thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings for allowing us to have the event on their turf 2 years in a row. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped that day or organized the supplies-including Pamela Barnes, Ashley Franklin, Alicia A. Newson, Sheree Cox, Fenella Fraley, Pam Bussell, Amber Parker DaCosta and girls, Amanda Eddleman, Catie Curlee, Rachel Cunningham, Christine Jones, Emilie Martin, First Assembly of God, First Christian Church – Tullahoma, the bus driver (Principal of JT Farrar) Mr. Travis Moore.
When we say it takes a village-that’s the truth! Many businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals came together to support this campaign. The goal is to help fill the needs of teachers and students so they can begin the school year confident and prepared. Our community knows how to “Live United” and we thank everyone that contributed!
Volunteers will be delivering school supplies to Robert E. Lee, JT Farrar, East Lincoln, Bel Aire, West Middle, East Middle, THS, and Tullahoma Virtual Academy before school begins. Thank you to Dr. Catherine Henry Stephens, Director of TCS Schools, for organizing the deliveries, bus, and creating a video with “Happy Social Social” to help spread the word. Abraham states, “Dr. Stephens is always a joy to work with. She has a huge passion for our community and schools and has a way of connecting with every individual she encounters. It is truly a gift.” Thank you to Meg Glenn with Happy Go Social for creating a fun marketing video to help spread the word of ‘Stuff the Bus’!
“Every time we have a give-back campaign or fundraising event, the best part is watching people come together for that greater purpose. YOU made this happen and we appreciate of your support”, Abraham says.