Southgate Mall will hold its first annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive from August 1-20. Bring in your donation of new school supplies and join in the mission to equip local kids with all the things they need to go back to school. School supplies will be distributed through Missoula County Public Schools.
“The level of commitment and caring in this community is always inspiring,” said Lauren Poppen, Marketing Director at Southgate Mall. “This summer, we invite you to help us ‘Stuff the Bus’ to assure that all kids in our community have the basic items needed for a solid start to a successful school year.”
Community members are asked to participate by donating new school supplies and backpacks. Suggested items for donation include binders, colored pencils, composition books, construction paper, erasers, glue sticks, notebooks, pencils, pens, pocket folders, spiral notebooks and backpacks. A detailed list of suggested donation items is available at ShopSouthgate.com. Items can be delivered to the yellow bus near Clock Court inside Southgate Mall during normal mall hours. The deadline for donations is August 20.
Southgate Mall will also be holding a Back to School Bash event on August 14 from 4:00 PM until 7:00P PM. Families are invited to shop, craft, snack, chat and score with a night full of free activities and fun giveaways for the whole family. Start by registering to win prizes at JCPenney Court and enjoy activities throughout the mall.
For more information, or visit ShopSouthgate.com.