SIX NATIONS — Six Nations Bingo is holding a donation drive for school supplies. The Stuff The Bus Campaign wants to fill an entire school bus with donations that students, teachers and families can use at the two schools being sponsored this year: Kawenni:io Immersion School and Everlasting Tree School.
These two private schools rely heavily on fundraising and community support, as each school receives limited federal funding to operate.
“We encourage everyone to stop by the Six Nations Bingo Customer Appreciation BBQ and Stuff the Bus finale day to enjoy some free food, drop off your donations, and play some fun games and activities at the BBQ,” said John Heathers, Director of Gaming at Six Nations Bingo.
The school drive, BBQ, and outdoor games are open to community members of all ages. The drive will run until August 24. A Customer Appreciation Bingo will also be held on August 24. Participants must be 18 years or older to play.
The school drive which ends on August 24, 2019 during Six Nations Bingo’s Customer Appreciation event, was offered by Six Nations Bingo to any of the local elementary schools who choose to move their annual Toy Bingo Fundraiser venue to the Gathering Place by the Grand Event Centre (GPG). Six Nations Bingo has invited numerous local businesses, along with their suppliers to participate in the event. Six Nations Bingo will also be encouraging customers to donate to the cause by offering additional games and prizes during regular sessions. Anyone wishing to contribute to the supply drive can drop off their donations at the Six Nations Bingo Hall (2585 Chiefswood Rd) from now until the Stuff the Bus finale event held on Saturday, August 24 between 3-6 PM. Cash donations are not being accepted in the drive but Gift Cards are acceptable.
Donations being sought are as follows: Classroom Supplies — Pens, Pencils, Pencil Cases, rulers, pencil crayons, erasers, scissors, note pads, Chalk, Art Supplies, Lined Paper, etc; Office Supplies — Printing Paper, File Dividers; Student Supplies — Backpacks, Binders, Refillable Water Bottles, Agendas; School Equipment — First Aid Equipment, White Boards & Markers, Sports Equipment, Kitchenware, Cookware, Garden Tools, Calculators, Tablets and Storage Bins.