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Donations needed to help 'Stuff the Bus'

Back-to-school supplies being sought, collected for area kids in need

Area Administrator Lisa Genest, right, confers with Catholic Charities helper Clara Delage in the offices at 79 Elm St. Mark Ashton. (click for larger version)
August 09, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — Just how big a bus can area residents "stuff" with pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, and all the items you might find on a schoolteacher's back-to-school supplies list for students?

Basically, as big a bus as you can imagine.

"There's no real bus – it's just a concept," says Lisa Genest, Area Administrator of Catholic Charities, located at 79 Elm St. That concept came about, about three years ago, when then United Way Executive Director Bonnie Losavio, also a member of the Catholic Charities Advisory Committee, approached Genest with a problem – and a suggestion.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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