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Help local children in need start school with supplies to succeed 

Northside Hospital, as an underwriter of Channel 2 WSB-TV's The Family 2 Family Project, in partnership with The Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) is collecting brand new bookbags and school supplies for children in Georgia as part of the annual school supply donation event, “Stuff the Bus” (Hashtag #StuffTheBus).

This year there are six locations around Greater Atlanta to drop off supplies - including Northside Hospital-Forsyth. The “bus stops” will be open 10 a.m. -3 p.m.

The mission of Stuff the Bus is to provide homeless children and children living in group homes with the book bags and school supplies they need to succeed in school. 

“‘Stuff the Bus’ gives children in need a fresh start as they return to school,” said Tim McVay, Vice President and General Manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV. “With the proper school supplies in hand, they enter that first day with a chance to better fit in with the rest of the kids. Something as simple as a book bag, calculator or binder can really make a difference.” 

The Children’s Restoration Network says last year every school-aged child living in a shelter or group home throughout the 20 county Greater Atlanta area received a brand new, filled book bag. This year, we hope you’ll help us collect more than 6,000 new book bags and school supplies. 


July 23rd, Six Donation Locations open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Look for a large school bus and signage at the following Family 2 Family “Stuff the Bus” locations:

  1. Channel 2 WSB-TV, 1601 W. Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309 

  2. Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Cumming 30041

  3. Kroger, 6555 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30097 

  4. Kroger, 4550 Jonesboro Rd, Union City, GA 30291 

  5. Kroger, 2875 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

  6. American Signature Furniture, 840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144  

Channel 2 Action News will be covering the campaign throughout the day on Saturday. Viewers can also follow the station’s coverage on its Facebook page, on Twitter (Hashtag: #StufftheBus), and Instagram.

CRN Back 2 School campaign
Should you be unable to drop off school supplies on July 23, Northside Hospital locations inSandy Springs, Alpharetta, Cumming, Canton, Woodstock, Stockbridge and Johns Creek will be accepting donations for the campaign until July 28 in partnership with Children's Restoration Network and the United Way of Forsyth County. 

Samson Trailways
A family-owned Atlanta based company, Samson Trailways, has donated six of its school buses and delivery services for “Stuff the Bus.”

The Family 2 Family Project
The Family 2 Family Project is the longest running station-wide public service initiative in Georgia and is proudly underwritten by American Signature Furniture, The Kroger Company, Northside Hospital, SCANA Energy and Southwest Airlines.

The Children’s Restoration Network
Children’s Restoration Network, or CRN, was founded in 1993 to address the lack of services for homeless children. Today the non-profit works with 130 shelters and group homes around Greater Atlanta. CRN’s programs and special events are designed to alleviate the trauma and despair of being homeless. Regular services include weekly tutoring, career workshops, preparing home-cooked meals and supplying warm winter clothing.

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