Residents Urged To Use Caution As Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flood Warning

Stuff The Bus At Office Depot, Gunbarrel Road Is Friday-Sunday

Monday, August 13, 2018

Stuff the Bus for the Teacher Supply Depot will be Friday-Sunday at the Office Depot, 2273 Gunbarrel Road.  Meet the officers of the Teacher Supply Depot PTSA on Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and bring cash donations and school supply donations.

Participants may continue to bring in school supplies on Saturday and Sunday at the Office Depot on Gunbarrel Road.

This event is co-sponsored by the local Gunbarrel Road Office Depot, and the bus provided by Durham School Services. 

Since 2000, the Teacher Supply Depot has provided free classroom supplies to public school teachers in Hamilton County. Stuff the Bus has become an annual event to donate supplies or cash donations for the depot. The donations provide supplies to classroom teachers during different times of the year. 

The Teacher Supply Depot Community PTSA was chartered in July 2017. As a community PTSA, anyone in the community can join the PTA. Contact Sherrie Ford at 488-6941 for more information on how to join or to volunteer.

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