Kathy Parrish with United Way and Keith May with Weyerhaeuser Company count funds last Tuesday contributed to the United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign.
Kathy Parrish with United Way and Keith May with Weyerhaeuser Company count funds last Tuesday contributed to the United Way’s Stuff the Bus campaign.

Students at Philadelphia and Neshoba Central elementary schools will receive a boon of nearly $5,000 thanks to contributions in the United Way's Stuff the Bus campaign.

According to United Way Neshoba County Campaign Coordinator Marie Partridge, approximately $1,900 of materials including school supplies and new or gently worn uniforms were donated during last Tuesday's campaign.




Partridge added that nearly $3,000 in cash was donated, bringing the unofficial final total to $4,900 contributed.

"I think it went really well," Partridge said. "We did pretty well our first year (last year) and we had a very good result this year."

Partridge said that with the money contributed as part of the campaign more items can be purchased for students at local schools. All of the money and items donated go back to area schools. Partridge said that once all of the items are collected they will be divided and distributed to Philadelphia and Neshoba elementary schools for distribution to the individual students.

Jordan Jenkins, 17, said she saw the sign Tuesday and remembered that she had some notebooks she could contribute to the cause. She brought a box filled with over a dozen notebooks to donate to Stuff the Bus. She said it felt good to give back to fellow students.

"Yes sir, it feels good to give back," Jenkins said. "I just had these (notebooks) lying around and knew someone else could use them."