Local Children Receive School Supplies

August 8, 2013

Stuff the bus event at the Muncie main officeMUNCIE, Ind. - Throughout the month of July, all Delaware County Banking Centers and the Data Center were collection locations for the Hearts and Hands United 7th Annual Tools for School supply drive. Congratulations to the Data Center for collecting over six boxes of school supplies. Along with collecting school supplies, buses were sold for monetary donations given to the organization to purchase supplies. Congratulations to the Madison Street Banking Center for collecting over $600 in donations.

To complete the drive, the Main Office held a “stuff the bus” event on the plaza of the bank.  Local radio station WLBC did live radio feeds from the plaza promoting the event and Hearts and Hands United gave away hot dog lunches to individuals making donations. A Backpack/School Supplies Giveaway was be held on August 3rd at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in the Heartland Building.

Hearts and Hands United is a collaboration of Delaware County social service agencies –formed in June 2008. The group initially came together to provide school backpacks filled with school supplies for K-12th grade students in Delaware County.