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Students Stuff Buses

The East Meadow School District’s Woodland Middle School’s third annual Stuff a Bus effort provided another successful set of donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

            The Stuff a Bus fundraiser is organized and spearheaded by many of Woodland’s student and service groups, including the National Junior Honor Society. The school held a drive for cleaning supplies, disposable products, pantry items and many nonperishable items to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Throughout the year, the clubs held fundraisers to help collect the necessities or to raise funds to purchase the products. Parents, faculty and community members also contributed by dropping off goods in the collection bin or by making a monetary donation.

            On the morning of May 31, students filled three buses that graciously donated by the Guardian Bus Company. A human chain from the second floor of the building through the main entrance helped to move the collected items into the buses.

Once all of the buses were filled, students and staff filled a fourth bus to transport the collected goods along with a $1,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park for unloading.

            “You should all be very proud of the effort that helped to make this year’s Stuff a Bus another success,” Assistant Principal Patricia Graham said to the volunteering students. “Thank you to everyone in the community for their support.”

                                    Photo courtesy of the East Meadow School District 

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