Students "Stuff the Bus" to raise food for needy

Posted at 9:23 AM, Dec 15, 2015

Students at Depew High School from the business, technology and art department came up with the idea to "Stuff the Bus," an initiative to collect non-perishable food donations for needy families.

Students will take shifts throughout the day on Tuesday, December 15th until 7 p.m. They're looking to fill the bus and donate what's collected to the Tri-Community Food Pantry in Depew.

John Hughey V said what he's learned in his business class really helped kick-off the project. "Using the skills we learned in the classroom, like advertising, marketing and financing skills."

Faculty was there to help guide the students but the collaborative effort was student fueled.

"It took some of the skills Mrs. Cartonia taught us and it took some motivation," said Malik Elbanna, a student at Depew High School.

Various donors gave the students $400 to use to create posters and ornaments and other supplies they needed to fulfill their idea.

Technology and Art students handmade Christmas ornaments for some donors to take home.

"I'm in production and art so we machined them and painted them," said Briana Diehl. "For each person who donates 10 items or more you get a handcrafted ornament made by the Depew High School Art department."




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