Thanks for stuffing the bus, supplying the store

More than 225 children in Seneca County will get a fresh start to the upcoming school year thanks to the support of our generous community. The Stuff the Bus event conducted again this year at Tiffin Walmart was a huge success. We wish to thank Manager Bobby Kadlubowski and his staff for allowing us to use their parking lot to park the bus and encouraging their customers to Stuff the Bus with donated school supplies or make monetary donations.

We truly are grateful for, and would like to thank, all of our wonderful volunteers who stood out in the heat to help with the Stuff the Bus, and/or helped stock and run the First Call for Help School Supply Store: Devion Alt, Rose Ardner, Cheryl Armstrong, Isaac Bwayo, Charlotte Cole, Matt Coleman, Diane Culver, Jennifer Damm, Allison Damm, Julie Davies, Dave Davies, Jessica Davis, Mary Dazey, Crystal Duffy, Cassandra Eschweiler, Liz Feasel, Dustin Fitch, Lea Frank, Anne Fry, Tim Galvin, AJ Garcia, Jennifer Gill, Chris Granata, Mary Habig, Alaina Hayes, Dillan Hayes, Ciera Huffman, Sharon Huffman, Lynn Hull, Katelyn Husk, Allison Johnson, Stacey Kiesel, Larry Kisabeth, Sarah Kummerer, Amber Lantz, Shawn Lantz, Mollie Luidhardt, Christina Lunsford, Jeanette Marshall, Ashley Matthew, Cindy Mayen, Kasey Miller, Shawna Myers, Ann Myers, Rian Myers, Brian Rehder Jr., Jo Lynn Rhodes, Tess Rhodes, Gabe Ruch, Nicole Sanchez, Floyd Shetterly, Patty Smith, Alivia Smith, Pauline Smith, Michele Spencer, Hank Wagner, Riley Wagner, Haley Welter, Jon Williman, Beth Williman and Janet Zilch. We would also like to thank everyone who passed out flyers and/or shared our information, including all of the schools, The Advertiser-Tribune, Seneca News Daily, WTTF and TiffinOhio.org.

Special thank you goes out to Randy Conger of Tiffin City Schools for providing us with a school bus each day of the Stuff the Bus event, and to Stephanie Little of Little Faith Ministries for allowing us to use the Impact Youth Center located in the basement of her church to organize and hold the School Supply Store. Those participating in the school supplies program were able to bring their children to the Impact Youth Center and let them pick their own supplies from those gathered. We thank you both very much, as without you this project would not have been possible.

We also would like to thank Tiffin Lion’s Club, which offered free eye exams to the children whose parents wished to take advantage of the free service.

Finally, we would like to thank The Tiffin Community Foundation, The Tiffin Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council, National Machinery Foundation, Optimist Club, American Legion Post 169, Veterans of Foreign Wars Seneca Post 2858, Tiffin Rotary Foundation, Toledo Molding & Die, Seneca County Retired Teachers, Altrusa Club, Kroger, St. Joseph Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. John’s United Church of Christ and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church as well as many individual donors who made financial contributions to the program.

Thank you all so much for your incredible support. If we inadvertently overlooked your name, we are sorry, but please know we truly appreciate you caring for the kids in our community.

You are shining examples of what it means to Live United.

Sincerely,

Jason Pollick, program coordinator,

First Call for Help

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