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Community Invited to "PCSD Stuff the Bus" For Local Families in Need

In the spirit of giving back during the holiday season, the Parma City School District in conjunction with the Parma Area Family Collaborative will be holding the first annual “PCSD Stuff the Bus” campaign in December to benefit needy students and families in our three communities.

The “PCSD Stuff the Bus” campaign is simple - anyone in Northeast Ohio is invited to donate unwrapped new or gently used toys and youth clothing. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will also be accepted. Everything collected during this drive will be donated to the Parma Area Family Collaborative to be distributed to needy families throughout the holidays.

“One thing I love about working here is that many of our community members and employees want to be involved in helping those in need,” says Angelo Caputo, PCSD Transportation Supervisor. “This wonderful idea was brought to my attention by a number of our transportation employees who wanted to do something positive during the holidays. Itʼs just another way that we can show our communities how much we care.”

“The school district, community members and business partners work with the Collaborative throughout the year on a number of projects that directly benefit students and families, like our Backpack Drive and Coat Drive for example,” says Kira Karabanovs, Director of Family and Community Engagement for the PCSD. “Our new “PCSD Stuff the Bus” campaign is just one more way that people can become involved. This campaign will be another great opportunity for our three communities to show what a big heart they have when it comes to helping each other.”

Donations will be accepted at the Parma City School District Transportation Department on Friday, December 16 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The PCSD Transportation Department is located at 7600 Day Drive, right next to Byers Field in Parma.

A Parma City School District school bus will be parked near the street along with a PCSD employee to collect donations during these times.

PCSD students, families and staff will be able to make donations at any Parma City School District school building through December 16.

For more information about “Stuff the Bus”, please contact Kira Karabanovs by e-mail at or by phone at 440-842-7022.