Community Donations to Craven County Partners In Education

Craven County Partners In Education (PIE) received over 38,000 items worth $70,000 for Stuff the Bus to help our students who have been identified as in-need in Craven County Schools classrooms. It is through generous community partnerships that Stuff the Bus is able to help those students to have the best possible advantage as they start the new school year.

Pictured are:

Accidental Artist, Deb Schaefer, drops off supplies for Stuff the Bus.

CresCom - Liz Garner

CresCom employee, Liz Garner, drops of supplies for Stuff the Bus

BSH Home Appliances

BSH Home Appliances held an employee challenge and dropped the supplies off at Stuff the Bus

Havelock PD

Officers representing the Havelock Police Department drop off supplies for Stuff the Bus

Mike Sawyer - Sheriffs Dept

Mike Sawyer, deputy with Craven County Sheriff’s Department, drops off supplies to David Baxter, PIE president and Darlene Brown, executive director of PIE

Meg Underwood

Meg Underwood, Broker/Realtor with Underwood Real Estate Group, drops off the supplies collected from Stuff the Bus Night at Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbecue

SECU Glenburnie RdHowell Road SECU

SECU: Governor Roy Cooper held his 3rd Annual Governor’s Annual School Supply Drive. Pictured are SECU employees representing the Glenburnie Rd. and Howell Rd. locations that served as drop off locations for the drive

International Paper

International Paper employees had a school supply drive, and employees dropped of the donated items for Stuff the Bus.  Pictured are (left to right): Norma Dunn, Valarie Hodges, Derek Sechrist, Chris Buttitta, Jimmy Greenia, Hemanta Acharya, Paul Rodock and Allison Arens

The Insurance Center

Angie Sensenig and Casey Lewis with The Insurance Center dropped off school supplies collected at their office for Stuff the Bus!

A Night of Celebration:  Pictured are some of the volunteers who attended a recognition by Craven County Schools Board of Education for Stuff the Bus!

New Bern Lions Club

Representatives from the New Bern Lions Club dropped off donations at Stuff the Bus!

Cat Burnett - Stuff the Bus

Cat Burnett with Military United made a donation to Stuff the Bus!

Savages - Stuff the Bus

Savages Wood Burning Pizzeria contributed coupons as a thank you to the donors and pizzas for lunch for the volunteers at the Neuse Blvd. Walmart collection site.  Pictured is Ray Savage with volunteers the day of the event.

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Submitted by: Darlene Brown, Craven County Partners In Education