Fill the Truck: School Supply Drive

A series of giving opportunities - School Supply Drive!

Newaygo School Drive Happening Now Through August 10th!

Muskegon & Oceana Drive Begins August 3rd & Goes Through September 9th!

What: 

We are gearing up for our biggest Fill the Truck Drive of the year - School Supplies! Last drive we were able to send a box full of supplies to every public school elementary (grade 1-3) in Muskegon County. These supplies helped fill classrooms, went to students in need, and supported the learning environment needed for our students to succeed. In Oceana, all school supplies collected in Oceana locations were delivered to Hart Public Schools, and in Newaygo County, all school supplies collected at the Eye Care One in Fremont went to Fremont Public Schools! 

This year, we are shaking things up and asking for teacher nominations from our classrooms! Teachers will be determined and selected by a volunteer committee! Make sure you submit your favorite teacher for a chance to have their classroom stocked for the school year! 

This drive is important to our community because it supports our youth by providing them the tools necessary to receive a high quality education, and relieves the stress of back to school shopping for our struggling families. Did you know that in America, the average family spends $638 per child in back to school shopping?
 
Locally, that is close to our average mortgage rate. That means if a family is struggling to make ends meet, back to school shopping can cause a serious dilemma. Last year, we were able to help our schools and our families with an approximate of $20,000 worth of school supplies going to our children and teachers. 
Items to donate: tissues, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, crayons, pencils, pens, paper, legos, nonperishable snacks, post its, glue, paper, backpacks, notebooks, pencil cases, rulers, soft dice, flash cards & more! 

Public Locations to Donate: 

Muskegon Locations: 

B Altered LLC - 4254 Grand Haven Rd, Muskegon 49441

Breathe & Believe Fitness - 1887 Holton Rd. Suite H, Muskegon 49445

Cherokee Restaurant - 1971 W. Sherman, Norton Shores 49441

Harbor of Grace Lutheran Church - 1132 W. Southern Ave., Muskegon 49441

Lakeshore Sports Center - 4470 Airline Rd, Muskegon 49444

Mart Dock - 560 Mart St # 1, Muskegon, MI 49440

Read Muskegon - 26 E. Broadway, Muskegon Heights 49444

West Shore OMS Associates - 5957 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores 49444

Newaygo County Locations (Drive Ends Early On August 10): 

Gerber Federal Credit Union at 1004 W. Main Street, Fremont

Gerber Federal Credit Union at 300 S. Adams Street, Newaygo

Hidden Treasures at 14 E. Main Street, Fremont

Fat Boy's Pizza at 246 S. Division Street, Hesperia

Ed's Orchard Market at 75 W. Michigan Avenue, Hesperia

CBD Store of Michigan at 37 E. Main Street, Fremont

Oceana Locations: 

Hansen's Food Store - 3570 West Polk Rd., Hart 

Huntington Bank - 50 S. State St., Hart, 49420

Shelby State Bank - 811 S State St, Hart, MI 49420

Shelby State Bank - 388 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449

Shelby State Bank - 242 N. Michigan Ave., Shelby, MI 49455

Participating Companies: 

AGS Company Automotive Solutions | Brickley DeLong, PC | GHSP | Gray & Company | Howmet Aerospace | Mercy Health Whitehall Rehabilitation | Michigan Freeze Pack | Nowak Machined Products | Parmenter Law |  Reid Supply | Senaca Foods | Webb Chemical Corp 

How To Get Involved:

We have some of our most generous and active companies helping us with our collections this year. Would your workplace like to be involved? Fill out the form below to sign your workplace up! We will deliver a box for you and provide you with any materials you may need. 

Click Here To Request A Box

Nominate A Teacher: