Prattville, AL – The Autauga Education Foundation (AEF) in partnership with the Autauga County Board of Education, Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Prattville Walmart, hosted a Stuff the Bus campaign during Alabama’s Tax-Free Weekend, Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7.
The Foundation and their partners encouraged Autauga County residents and businesses to take part in collecting school supplies to provide relief to the administration, educators, and students in our community.
On Friday, the bus was located at the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce for local businesses to drop off items. The Chamber challenged local members to get out and “Stuff the Bus”. Pictures were taken of the business and posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page highlighting the member’s commitment to education in our community. The collection was so successful on Friday, that the Autauga County School System Transportation Department had to deliver a larger bus in anticipation for the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the big yellow bus was parked at the Prattville Walmart where shoppers could donate while out running their weekend errands. Local businesses like Marco’s Pizza and The Wharf Express donated food and drink to “thank” donors for their generosity. Buffalo Rock supplied soft drinks and water to help keep volunteers and those shoppers stopping by to drop off school supplies hydrated in the extreme heat.
Despite the heat, the community really rallied. Nearly 100 boxes were filled with donated supplies that will be distributed to all 14 public schools in the Autauga County District School System. Thank you to all who made this event a success! Your support is an investment in our county’s schools and the future of our children.
The Autauga Education Foundation helps develop and grow opportunities for our local governments, businesses, individuals and philanthropic foundations to become actively engaged as volunteers and/or investors for our county school system by implementing and uniting fundraising efforts. For more information, please contact AEF at 334-312-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.