The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka and  Staples “Start to Smart” program.

 
From R – L    Barbara Heeneman Principal Saint Mary School and Rick Brooks Secretary/Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka.
From L – R    Courtney Lester Land of Lakes Public School Staff, Elizabeth Simser Principal Land of Lakes Public School, Shirley Bullock President Elect and Rick Brooks Secretary/Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka.
 
Kiwanis/Staples Stuff the Bus     From L – R    Barbara Porter-Howes Bracebridge Staples Manager and Staff and  Martin Mann President/PR Marketing Chair Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka.
From L – R    Martin Mann President/PR Marketing Chair, Rick Brooks Secretary/Treasurer, Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka and Todd Truax Principal Huntsville Public School.
 
 
The program was launched July 17/20 and although originally to be completed on September 8th, it was extended twice and eventually did wrap up on October 3rd. We began by organizing “Stuff the Bus” days August 19th and 20th for Bracebridge and then Huntsville and created some online and media to promote the program.
 
Results:    Rick set-up and did most of the deliveries, ably assisted at some by Janice, Martin and/or Shirley. In fact, our deliveries to the northern schools were so big, Shirley AND Rick drove in tandem to Evergreen (Emsdale) and Land of Lakes PS (Burks Falls).
 
Here were our results:

Initial product received: Approx. $15,000    Bracebridge Stuff the Bus
Dollars collected: $2879.01 this was turned into product for a Grand Total $ 17,879.00 in Bracebridge and area;
Donations went to:
  • Gravenhurst P.S.
  • Muskoka Beachgrove P.S. (Gravenhurst)
  • Monsignor Michael O'Leary C.S. (Bracebridge)
  • V.K. Greer P.S. (Port Sydney) x2
  • YWCA 'Circles' (Bracebridge & Gravenhurst) x2
  • Saint Mary's C.S. (Huntsville)
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Initial product received: Approx. $15,000    Huntsville Stuff the Bus
Dollars collected: $2476.15  this was turned into product for a Grand Total $ 17,476.00 in Huntsville and area;
Donations went to:
 
  • Pine Glen P.S. (Huntsville) x2
  • Spruce Glen P.S.(Huntsville) x2
  • Huntsville P.S.
  • Huntsville High School
  • Salvation Army (Huntsville)
  • Irwin Memorial P.S. (Dwight) x2
  • YWCA 'Circles' (Huntsville)
  • Community Living (Huntsville)
  • Evergreen Heights Education Centre (Emsdale)
  • Land of Lakes P.S. (Burks Falls)
 
Grand Total for the event $ 35,355.00
Here were our statistics:
  • Filled Backpacks: 310 (distributed over 11 schools and community services)
  • Misc. supplies (distributed to 7 schools and services)  i.e. HHS Photography supplies.
  • Total Hours of Service:  212 hrs.