Houma, LA – Synergy Bank and United Way of South Louisiana are coordinating their fifth annual school supply drive to benefit local children and schools during the month of July. They are seeking businesses and other community organizations to help Pack the Bus with school supplies to donate to schools throughout Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish. 

 “The Pack the Bus School Supply Drive each year helps to provide necessary school supplies for these children so that they may be prepared for a successful school year,” said United Way Executive Director Alina Merlos.

Businesses, citizens and other organizations can host a school supply drive at their respective locations or serve as a collection site. The participants will be recognized in advertisements, social media sites and radio commercials throughout the month of July. An up-to-date list of donation sites and partners can be found at banksynergy.com or www.uwsla.com.

While all school supply donations are appreciated, some of the most needed items are colors, pencils, color pencils, scissors, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, binders, glue, glue sticks, rulers, construction paper, pencil bags or pouches, and school bags.

The drive will culminate at the last week of July. Businesses that participate are welcome to be a part of the “Bus Tour,” where a school bus will travel to their site to collect donations on a designated day so that their employees can participate in donating. To participate in the Pack the Bus School Supply Drive, please contact United Way of South Louisiana at 985-879-2461 or email achampagne@uwsla.com.

The community can find more information and post pictures of their donations to our Facebook page at facebook.com/BayouPackTheBus.


For more information, please contact:

Ashlee Champagne, United Way