Buses brim with support

Tim Haskell and Brenda LeClair, of CK Helping Hands and Outreach for Hunger, were just two of the many volunteers on hand Aug.19 for the annual Fill the Bus campaign, collecting school supplies and non-perishable food items at various stops in Chatham-Kent.

The recent Fill the Bus one-day campaign was a success, according to organizers.

The event, which saw school buses placed in front of various grocery stores throughout Chatham-Kent, collected school supplies and non-perishable food items.

Organized by CK Helping Hands, the collective items stayed in the communities in which they were collected. Here in Chatham, organizers said they collected nine skids of snacks and school supplies. Outreach for Hunger food bank also received $831 in donations.

First Student and Badder donated the use of the school buses, and drivers from the two bus organizations donated their time to drop off and pick up the buses, as well as deliver the gathered items.

A story that ran in the Aug. 17 edition of The Voice inadvertently left out the fact that other organizations helped collect food and school supplies in the Fill the Bus event on Aug. 19. Volunteers from other agencies, including CK Giving Hearts, Outreach for Hunger, Chatham Goodfellows, LaSertoma and R.O.C.K. Missions, among others, volunteered at the event along with members of FreeHelpCK.

Carson Herreweyers proudly displays some of the donated items.


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