The United Way of Greater Union County's annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign -- which gifts donated backpacks and school supplies to Union County kids so that they can start their school year ready to learn -- culminated at The Connection in Summit with an event serving children in The Connection’s after school programs. 

A total of 500 children throughout Union County were served and treated to new backpacks packed with school supplies donated and filled by local residents and businesses—all in support of student success. Community leaders including Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Summit Mayor and Connection Trustee Nora Radest, and The United Way of Greater Union County President & CEO James W. Horne, Jr., came to meet the students and their families and distribute backpacks.

"It is important to me that all children in Summit are able to begin the school year with the supplies they need,” said Radest. “I am grateful to the United Way and The Connection for making this possible." That sentiment was echoed by The Connection’s Executive Director, Wendy Graeb, who added, “We so appreciate and value this partnership with The United Way of Greater Union County."

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