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'Stuff the Bus' school supply campaign ends Thursday

Published Aug. 12, 2015

The last of three school supply drives for the annual Stuff the Bus Campaign will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N.

The effort — supported by the Pinellas Education Foundation, Pinellas County Council of PTAs, St. Pete's Promise and several businesses — is collecting a variety of supplies. Organizers listed scissors, pens, markers, spiral notebooks, glue sticks and three-ring binders as among the items they are seeking for students from low-income families.

About 11 percent of Pinellas families have poverty level incomes and more than 2,110 children in the county are homeless.