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United Way seeking school supply donations

Before students stuff school buses next week for their first day of class, a local nonprofit wants the community to load buses with something else: supplies for the students.

United Way of Forsyth County is holding its annual Stuff the Bus campaign on Saturday in an effort to collect donations for students in need.

“Now, more than ever, your help is needed to provide children with the most basic items for back-to-school,” said Melissa Corliss, director of community impact for Untied Way.

Items, such as backpacks, pencils and notebooks for students of all ages, can be brought to the Walmart parking lot located at 1500 Market Place Boulevard from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 25.

Just look for the big yellow school bus.

Items will go to Forsyth County Schools and other local organizations serving students.

Supplies may be donated from an individual or through an organization or business.

If Saturday is not a good time to make a donation, items can be dropped off at the United Way office at 240 Elm Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout July.

For more information, contact United Way of Forsyth County at (770) 781-4110 or visit