The United Way of Long Island, in partnership with East End Bus Lines, William Floyd’s transportation provider, donated approximately 100 boxes of school supplies to the district’s elementary school students as part of the United Way’s eighth annual Stuff-A-Bus program. This program provides students with the supplies necessary to help them be successful throughout the school year with donations of notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, highlighters, lunchboxes, backpacks and more.
Members of the John S. Hobart Elementary School Student Council helped unload the supplies which have been distributed equally between the district’s five elementary schools – John S. Hobart, Moriches Elementary, Tangier Smith Elementary, William Floyd Elementary and Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary.
“We are grateful to the United Way of Long Island and their partners, as well as East End Bus Lines, for coordinating this effort,” said Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District. “Their generosity will go a long way toward helping our students reach their goals.”
“The goal of our Stuff-A-Bus program is to give all students the opportunity to start school with a feeling of confidence, knowing they have the necessary supplies to excel,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “We are proud to say that this year we delivered 150,000 supplies to 6,000 students across Long Island thanks to the donations of our generous supporters.”