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Great Lakes Credit Union members 'Stuff the Bus' for Tibbott

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 4:31 p.m. CDT
Preparing to load a Valley View School District bus with supplies donated through the Great Lakes Credit Union “Stuff the Bus” program are (from left) GLCU AVP/Business Development Vicki Schultz, GLCU Branch manager Christina Aleman, and Tibbott Principal Ana Wilson, School Psychologist Jen Thanasenaris, School Social Worker Kristen Allan and Assistant Principal Amanda Tucker.

BOLINGBROOK – Tibbott Elementary School officials picked up hundreds of dollars in school supplies on Friday courtesy of the Great Lakes Credit Union’s “Stuff the Bus” program.

“It gets very expensive for families to provide the supplies each child needs each school year, especially if you have more than one child in the school system,” said Tibbott Principal Ana Wilson. “Our little ones lose supplies and go through their supplies quickly. These supplies will be used to replenish whatever our teachers need in the classrooms.”

The Great Lakes Credit Union “Stuff the Bus” program, which is co-sponsored by WLS 94.7FM radio, is in its third year, with Credit Union members donating thousands of dollars in school supplies and cash to help schools with a large low income population.

Costco’s Mettawa store has also donated a significant amount of backpacks to the program.

GLCU conducted a poll of its members at their Naperville and Bolingbrook branches to determine which school most deserved to have their bus “stuffed” this year with Tibbott coming out on top.

“We’re truly delighted to be able to have the community support us in this way. It was totally unexpected,” Wilson said. “We’re grateful for everyone who voted for Tibbott.”

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