Raise your hand if you’re a teacher—or if you know someone who is. In either case, chances are you’re aware of how much time and money teachers put into their jobs. Not just the long evenings spent at the dinner table grading tests or making lesson plans, but also picking up much-needed supplies for the classroom. Schools provide some things, but a lot of other stuff is left up to the students or the teacher, and the most dedicated teachers often spend many hours and untold dollars of their own time and money providing the supplies that our kids need to get the most out of school.

Stuff the BusAt Storage ‘R’ Us, we know how hard teachers work, and how important the work that they do is, and that’s why we’re hosting a school supply drive for public schools in Lawton, Chickasha, Duncan, and Moore. We’re participating in Stuff the Bus, and the idea is to fill a cardboard school bus—not quite as big as a real bus, but we’d love to fill one of those too, if we get enough donations—with as many school supplies as we can get. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, but if you’re not sure what to bring, here are the top 10 most needed school supplies:

  1. Notebook paper
  2. Spiral notebooks
  3. Pencils
  4. Crayons
  5. Markers
  6. Dry erase markers
  7. Glue
  8. Scissors
  9. Kleenex
  10. Clorox wipes

As a dedicated Oklahoma self-storage facility, we understand the importance of stuff, and we know how much of a difference having the right stuff can make. If you were one of the people who raised your hand back at the first paragraph, then you probably have at least some idea of how hard it is to teach without the proper supplies. And we’ve all been to school, so we all know how hard it can be to learn without them. These kinds of simple school supplies don’t cost much, but they can make a big difference to the lives of students and teachers in our communities.

Stuff the Bus at Rogers Lane

School supplies mean more than just paper and pencils; they mean a better education and a better future for all of our kids, and that means a better future for all of us. We’re a locally-owned business, and we know that we’re nothing without our customers and our community. Stuffing the Bus is just one of the many ways that we here at Storage ‘R’ Us try to give back.

So come on down to any of our Oklahoma self-storage locations in Lawton, Chickasha, Duncan, and Moore, and help us Stuff the Bus with much-needed school supplies for local public schools. Again, any and all donations will be greatly appreciated, so bring whatever you can!

[Pictured: Jodie and Brie with Storage ‘R’ Us customer Mark at Rogers Lane location donating supplies.]