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15th Annual "Stuff the Bus" Event



“Stuff the Bus” Drive Marks Another Successful Year

Raymore, MO (08/30/2023) Community Bank of Raymore (CBR) concluded their 15th annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive and once again yielded impressive results. The main objective of “Stuff the Bus” is to fill a need in our community by giving children the basic, yet essential tools they need to have a worry-free start to a new school year. Community Bank is proud to lead the community in these efforts!

New this year, CBR teamed up with Culvers of Raymore and Harrisonville to raise funds for the event! In addition, Sonic of Raymore dedicated a day to donating a percentage of proceeds to the cause. Due to the increased need this year their generosity was quickly put to work!

Each year, the “Stuff the Bus” outcome continues to reach new levels thanks to the outpouring of support and engagement from the community. The 2023 event raised over $7000 in monetary donations, while piles and piles of donated school supplies formed in the bank lobbies! Approximately 650 local students attending Ray-Pec, Cass Midway, and Harrisonville School Districts benefitted from this collective effort.

"Even with the increased need this year, the community really stepped up to help us make sure all students had the supplies they needed to start the school year. I wish everyone could understand the science behind what a supportive community does for student success. Current brain research validates that a supportive and caring community is a huge resiliency factor for children, and we certainly provide that in this community with programs like this!"-Allison Scott, MTSS Coordinator for Ray-Pec Schools

“Bright Futures is so appreciative of the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive - it helps us support our students' needs so that they can start school on a positive note - with a new backpack full of all the supplies they need. Our community partners are so valuable in ensuring our children have every opportunity to succeed.”-Jill Filer, Director of Communications & Community Relations for Harrisonville Schools
Community Bank of Raymore would like to give heartfelt appreciation to the following community partners who were key components to the success of this year’s “Stuff the Bus” event:

First Student Bus Company, Ecco Ride Bus Company, Caring Hearts of Peculiar, St Paul’s United Methodist Church, Little Blessings Preschool, Dancing Plus, First Church of Peculiar, Living Faith Assembly, Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club, Raymore Christian Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4146, Vision Source of Raymore, Sonic Drive-In’s of Raymore, Peculiar and Harrisonville, Culvers of Raymore and Harrisonville, Farmers Insurance-Michael Medsker, North Cass Herald, Ascension Chiropractic, Noe’s Jewelry, RBC Medical Device Innovations, Church on the Rock, Stafford and Stafford, Consentino’s Price Chopper, Ball’s Price Chopper, Raymore Peculiar Public School Foundation, Bright Futures Harrisonville, along with other organizations who greatly supported the cause! In addition, a very special thank you to the gracious hearts of Community Bank of Raymore’s clients and residents of the community.

Community Bank of Raymore is the largest bank chartered in Cass County and has convenient locations in Raymore, Peculiar and Harrisonville. If you would like to get involved in the annual Stuff the Bus drive, please contact Shauna Stephenson at 816-265-6952.