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An Alton church is spearheading a school supply drive this month and is challenging everyone to get involved in an event tomorrow. It's called Stuff the Bus, and you can gather school supplies and drop them off on Saturday at a school bus parked outside the Big Lots store in Alton.
Calvary Baptist Church, along with its community outreach ministry Calvary Cares, is working with Alton School District teachers and school clubs in collecting supplies through the end of the month, with a community challenge day on Saturday. Calvary Cares director Marc Lane tells the Big Z they know the area is generous and hopes to see bags and bags of pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue and more:
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Many local stores that carry school supplies have a wish list posted for Stuff the Bus and you can drop off supplies during the day on Saturday at the bus parked in front of Big Lots on the Homer Adams Parkway starting at 9am. You can also drop off supplies at Calvary Baptist Church or the Calvary Cares building on Washington Avenue through July 29.