Delaware News

Groups collaborate to collect school supplies

The United Way of Delaware County Women's Leadership Network and Walmart have teamed up to collect school supplies and personal hygiene items for local students.

A "Stuff the Bus" campaign will be held from June 16 through 21. The effort will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 16, at the Lewis Center Walmart, 8659 Columbus Pike, when representatives from Walmart, United Way and Delaware City Schools will begin putting items on a bus.

To participate, purchase school supplies and drop them off at any of the following collection sites: Delaware City Schools Administration Office and the Woodward Summer Lunch Program; Council for Older Adults; the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce; the United Way of Delaware County; the Delaware YMCA; and Buehler's in Delaware.

Among the items the Supplies for Scholars program hopes to collect are crayons, colored pencils, rules, glue sticks, white glue, pocket folders, three-ring binders, No. 2 pencils, dry erase markers, large erasers, new backpacks, scissors, markers, pens, spiral notebooks, highlighters, ruled notebook paper, composition notebooks, deodorant, soap/shampoo, hair brushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks/underwear.

For more information, contact Barb Lyon at or visit the website