Sunday, November 13, 2016

Aleli Parlor ‘Stuffs the Bus’

by Laura Lawrence, Aleli Parlor No. 102

In July 2016, Aleli Parlor sisters collected school supplies in support of United Way Monterey County’s 2016 Stuff the Bus school supply drive. Stuff the Bus is a nation-wide drive to gather basic school supplies for children who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Local United Way organizations across the country collect the supplies that students are required to have to be able to keep up in the classroom. Supplies collected stay in local communities.

Aleli Parlor Sister Kathryn Lawrence
Aleli Parlor Sister Kathryn Lawrence was particularly enthusiastic about collecting supplies for students. Kathryn is a senior at the University of Redlands and is studying to be a teacher. Aleli Parlor donated funds to purchase backpacks and Parlor sisters donated binders, pencils, paper, crayons and other supplies for Monterey County students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12.

In Monterey County, there are over 7,000 students who are homeless. Stuff the Bus helps these kids start school equipped with the supplies they need to be ready to learn.  This year, United Way Monterey County collected enough backpacks to support 2,790 students!

Aleli Parlor is proud to support United Way Monterey County’s effort to promote learning, encourage self-esteem and help kids stay in school.