Community organizations and nonprofits come together to help local students
SHAFTER – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) hosted a back-to-school “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive in Shafter and East Bakersfield to collect donations and distribute supplies to benefit local students. In partnership with the Shafter Lions Club, Richland School District, Dollar General, the Girl Scouts, Bakersfield College School District (BCSD), and community members -volunteers gathered to collect backpacks, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies for elementary and junior high school students in Kern County. In Bakersfield, the donation event also helped migrant students and their families.
“By working together as a community, we were able to help provide hundreds of students across Shafter and Bakersfield with essential school supplies that kids need to be successful in school,” said Assemblymember Salas. “When our students succeed, it benefits the entire community. I want to thank all of our amazing community partners and the families that helped make a meaningful difference for young students here in the Central Valley.”
“The ‘Stuff the Bus’ event sponsored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas was a huge success,” said Jane Flores, Regional Director of Migrant Education at BCSD. “Every seat on the bus was packed with school supplies that are being distributed to migrant students most in need. Students will be ready with necessary school supplies generously donated. On behalf of our migrant students, their families, and staff, THANK YOU, Assemblymember Salas for taking time out of your busy schedule to make a difference. Gratitude is also extended to the Assembly member’s staff, BCSD, KCSOS, Bakersfield College students, East Hills Target and community at large.”
The annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drives and backpack distribution events are held by Assemblymember Salas and collaborating organizations throughout the 32nd Assembly District to help students achieve academic success.