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Greater Excellence in Education Foundation Announces Annual Stuff The Bus Campaign

September 2015

Every year educators spend hundreds to thousands of dollars of their own money to provide supplies for students. For the past ten years, Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF) has worked with area businesses to set up school supply donation sites for its Tools for Schools program. These school supplies are sorted, counted, packed and delivered to the Harford County Public Schools for students in need. Through our Stuff the Buss Campaign, GEEF has already donated $12,000 in supplies to local schools before the first students arrived.

The Stuff the Bus school supply drive helps to stock GEEF’s Tools for Schools Resource Center, a brick and mortar store for teachers to shop for free school supplies during the school year.

“Each school year, many Harford County students of all ages face the prospect of starting school without adequate supplies”, says Deb Merlock, President and Founder of the Greater Excellence in Education Foundation, “by coming together as a community, we can ensure all students have the basic tools to start the school year with confidence.”

To help GEEF ensure that all children and youth have the needed school supplies for quality learning, the community is asked to donate backpacks and school supplies by dropping them off in collection bins located at local area businesses.

We are grateful for the support of these businesses, as well as the businesses that have made donations – monetary and school supplies – directly to the Tools for Schools Resource Center. These businesses are Raytheon, Stringfellow Management Group, APG Federal Credit Union, Maryland Environmental Service, Jones Junction, ORAU, Booz Allen Hamilton, United Way, WalMart, National Association of Women in Construction – Baltimore Chapter, and Target – Abingdon.

Monetary donations can be made at School supplies are accepted year round by contacting us at For more information about GEEF, visit