Concord University’s Stuff The Bus Donating School Supplies To Wyoming County Children

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 27 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – School children in Wyoming County, West Virginia are benefitting from the community’s generous support of Concord University’s Stuff the Bus campaign. Coordinated by Concord’s Beckley campus, Stuff the Bus provides classroom basics from pencils, notebooks and pens, to crayons, colored pencils and backpacks for students in need.

Representatives of Concord University will present the school supplies to Mr. Frank Blackwell, superintendent of Wyoming County Schools, at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Wyoming County Board of Education offices, 19 Park Street, Pineville, W.Va.

Along with donations from Concord students, faculty and staff, Stuff the Bus receives community support from individuals, organizations and area businesses. The items being donated to the Wyoming County children were purchased with donations from Stuff the Bus fundraisers and previous events, Pam Wallace, Concord’s Stuff the Bus coordinator, said.

“Stuff the Bus is now in the third year of collecting supplies. We collect school supplies to help provide kids with the basic supplies they need to have a successful school year and so that they know there is a community of support behind them,” Wallace said. 

“The generous donations of local businesses, community members, and the Concord University community make this possible,” she said. “We started this event three years ago because so many want to make a change or help others but don’t feel like they have a lot they can give. When everyone gives a little it becomes a lot.”

School children from Raleigh, Summers and Fayette counties have benefited from the donations since the beginning of the school year in August 2014.

Donations are now being collected at Concord’s Athens and Beckley campuses, with two large collection dates for the upcoming school year at the Beckley Wal-Mart on Friday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The supplies collected will be donated to additional children in southern West Virginia.  Business sponsorship levels are also available.

For additional information on Stuff the Bus, contact Pam Wallace at or 304-384-5612. 


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