It's probably too late to donate items to the Stuff the Bus campaign -- pencils, backpacks, etc.
But I'm sure it's not too late to donate money! Or to sign up to be a volunteer!
If it takes a village to raise a child, it surely needs a platoon to sort and stuff backpacks for the more than 5,000 homeless children in Monterey County.
From 12 to 3 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 1, volunteers will be needed to sort all the items that have been donated at cute buses all over the county. Then, on Saturday, volunteers will be needed again from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to stuff the backpacks.
I helped last year and it was a fun, heart warming activity. You should definitely consider it. Remember, you're helping some of our most vulnerable students.
For more information, visit the United Way website here.