Monday, November 28, 2022

Annual school supply drive takes off ahead upcoming school year

A volunteer helps unload donations from the “Stuff the Bus” event. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Every year before the school bell rings again, Stuff the Bus — a program hosted by Communities In Schools Cape Fear — asks community members to chip in and help provide necessary supplies to classrooms. 

For the 2022 year, CIS noted businesses in New Hanover and Pender counties have placed the signature yellow barrels in their offices and facilities to take in donations at large over the next month.

Once the Stuff the Bus live event takes place, Aug. 12-14, the barrels of supplies will fill the yellow school buses parked at six CIS bus stops. Supplies will roll out after volunteers and counselors at both counties’ schools sort items for the public education facilities.

Community members can help by dropping off donations now at any yellow bin (listed below), or visit the bus stops from Aug. 12-14 to load donations. There is also an Amazon Wish List and online donations to CIS Cape Fear are accepted in any amount here.

The organization connects students of all backgrounds, races and ethnicities to resources that help them overcome barriers to a better education.


  • Benchmark Physical Therapy Ogden 7150 Market St Ste 120, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Benchmark Physical Therapy Myrtle Grove 5619 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Benchmark Physical Therapy Hampstead 17230 US-17 STE 218, Hampstead, NC 28443
  • Benchmark Physical Therapy Midtown 1406 Barclay Pointe Blvd Ste 904, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Benchmark Physical Therapy Carolina Beach 1018 Lake Park Blvd S Ste 103, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center lobby 20 N 4th St Suite 214, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Keller Williams Office 105 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC 
  • Pine Valley Library 3802 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • North East Regional Library 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Carolina Beach Library 1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Brookfield Properties 1045 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Vantaca 7040 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Chick-fil-a Porters Neck 195 Porters Neck Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Chick-fil-a  Market Street 5123 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Chick-fil-a Oleander 3389 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Chick-fil-a Monkey Junction 5106 College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Corning 310 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Marsh Oaks Neighborhood 117 Marsh Oaks Dr, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Pinnacle Family Chiropractic 5900 Oleander Dr Suite B, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church 601 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
  • Longhorn Steakhouse 925 International Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405
  • St. Marks Catholic Church 1013 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Stroud & Company CPAs PLLC 3811 Peachtree Ave STE 200, Wilmington, NC 28403

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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