Atlanta Postal Credit Union employees recently contributed more than 170 backpacks to the station’s annual “Stuff the Bus” program.
Credit union employees gathered at WSB-TV headquarters in Atlanta to donate the backpacks in person.
“Every year, we strive to do a little more by working with our local community,” said Teresa Stonecypher, APCU’s chief operating officer. “What says ‘people helping people’ more than our employees giving back to those in need?”
The backpacks were assembled by more than 60 APCU team members, following a two-week drive to collect supplies to support the effort. In addition, volunteers also included handwritten notes for the recipient’s first day of school.
“Education is fundamental to our youth and by providing them with supplies, we are providing them with the tools they need to succeed,” said Katie Kosmala, vice president of operations at APCU. “It’s wonderful to have the chance at being an integral part of our community.”
Stuff the Bus is a program established in 1993 by Children’s Restoration Network to help homeless children and kids living in group homes go back to school with smiles on their faces. This year, over 2,000 backpacks were donated at seven donation locations.