West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union holding “Stuff the Bus” campaign

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:57 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - With school having ended only a few days ago for many teachers, a lot of them are already getting into buying class supplies for next year.

Because of this, the West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union is holding its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign.

The effort is something that the credit union saw a significant increase during the pandemic.

As they saw over 600 area teachers sign up compared to the roughly 450 in 2019.

The credit union will be sticking with their format from last year as well, which is providing each teacher with a check to buy their own supplies.

“Well, one of the reasons we changed the format of the program from doing all school supplies is just not being sure about a chain of where we could get our hands on that massive amount of school supplies. And then we had a lot of teachers that after last year just getting the financial help let us know how wonderful that was,” says director of community engagement, Allison Bennett. “Because a lot of them needed to buy webcams and things for distance learning that weren’t necessarily being covered by other organizations

Officials at the credit union say that they saw another increase in teachers that have signed up.

They now have seen roughly 650 wanting to be involved in this.

For more information on the program, you can click on this link to find out how to get involved.

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