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Stuff the Bus

It’s early July, and some area residents are already thinking about back-to-school.

Stafford County Public Schools’ annual school supply drive will kick off Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon at the  Stafford Lakes Walmart, 11 Village Parkway.

The Stuff the Bus effort to help needy Stafford students will continue through Aug. 20. Dropoff locations include:

  • Apple Federal Credit Union, 50 Dunn Dr.
  • Chic-fil-a, 25 Dunn Dr.
  • NextCare Urgent Care, 15 S. Gateway Dr.; 330 White Oak Rd., 325 Garrisonville Rd.
  • Stafford County Public Schools office, 31 Stafford Ave.
  • Stafford County Social Services, 1300 Courthouse Rd.
  • Storage 2000, 2865 Jefferson Davis Hwy., 521 Garrisonville Rd.
  • Walmart, 11 Village Parkway