Rotary clubs wrapping up supply drive

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 07:56 PM

Four area Rotary Clubs are wrapping up the 2013 “Fill that Bus!” schools supplies drive for Durham Public Schools this Saturday (tax free weekend), hoping to fill two school buses with supplies.

One bus is at the Sam’s Club/Office Depot parking lot on the corner of Shannon Road and Chapel Hill Boulevard and the other at the Chick-Fil-A parking lot outside Renaissance Village at 7836 Leonard Drive.

Last year the supplies drive produced over $30,000 in school supplies. This year, Rotarians plan to collect over $50,000 in supplies.

Over 60 percent of students in Durham Public Schools qualify for free and reduced lunch and may come from households that cannot provide adequate school supplies.

“Fill that Bus!” is a community project coordinated by the four Durham area Rotary Clubs in partnership with Crayons2Calculators.