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Stuff The Bus, Troopers Seeking Back-Packs With School Supplies

The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school-aged children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s back-pack with school supplies.

In partnership with DART First State, we are offering a STUFF THE BUS COLLECTION POINT ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 AT THE REHOBOTH WALMART FROM 12 NOON TO 6:00 P.M.

Troopers assigned to the Statewide Community Outreach Unit have initiated this program and are working with organizations in their communities to collect and donate school supplies for children in need. Donations can be taken to Headquarters in Dover or to any Troop statewide by anyone wishing to help. Each Troop will have a box in their lobby for supplies to be dropped off for the project. In addition, donation boxes will be stationed at all Delaware State Police Federal Credit Union locations. The donations will be collected now until Friday, August 30, 2019, and the donations will be presented for the 2019-2020 school year, prior to school starting. A list of supplies needed for the students are listed below:


No. 2 pencils

Spiral notebooks

Washable Crayola crayons box of 24

Large pink erasers

Pencil cases

Colored pencils

Washable markers

Loose-leaf wide ruled paper


Composition books

3 ring binders

Plastic folders with pockets

Tissue boxes

Hand sanitizer

If you need to contact any of the Troopers in the Community Outreach Unit, their information by region is listed below:

Senior Corporal Robert Colmery


(New Castle County)


Senior Corporal Heather Pepper


(Kent and Southern New Castle County)


Master Corporal Rickey Hargis


(Eastern Sussex County)


Senior Corporal Juanita Huey-Smith


(Western Sussex County)


Please help the Delaware State Police give to the students who will need the essential supplies and materials for a successful school year. Thank you so much for your help!

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