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Impact Polk 2017: “Stuff the Bus” by Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation

Impact Polk grant through the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation

Stuff the Bus is a back to school campaign coordinated by The Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation, Inc. This project is in its 15th year and has been replicated by many other community organizations throughout Polk County and beyond.

Stuff the Bus provides relief for struggling families who can’t afford to purchase school supplies and also improves the classroom environment by allowing the teachers to focus on teaching at the start of the school year instead of trying to find the supplies for students in need. Supplies are collected in donation boxes displayed in local businesses and cash donations are used to purchase school supplies in bulk. All of these supplies are distributed to 28 local elementary schools before the school year begins, so teachers can assist their students.

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About Impact Polk 2017

Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. To learn more about Impact Polk, click here.

About The Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation

In 2012, the Lakeland Kiwanis Club formed the Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization created to administer the Club’s philanthropic activities. In the true spirit of the original foundation of Kiwanis International, the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland strives to make as many meaningful contributions to our community as possible. To learn more about The Lakeland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation, visit portal.clubrunner.ca/100254.