Don’t Miss the Bus! Help Children by Donating School Supplies

OASIS, Inc (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) is hosting the 5th annual Don’t Miss the Bus fundraiser to collect school supplies for children of OASIS clients. This event will help the children of OASIS clients go back to school with everything they need to succeed. OASIS, Inc has received an out pour of support from other community organizations that are making this event possible to raising school supplies, and to help raise awareness of domestic violence in the community.

In addition to setting out donation boxes at local businesses, the local moms’ group High Country Mommies is hosting a Back to School Bash Saturday, July 25th at Valle Curcis Park from 4-7pm. The bash will have various activities for kids of all ages, raffles, a bake sale, and a donation drop box for Don’t Miss the Bus. High Country Mommies has also coordinated donation drop off locations with local businesses.

The High Country Mommies and Happy Hearts Extension/Community Club are also helping out with the fundraiser dreamstime_6741348tremendously by raising school supplies, helping get the word out and assisting with donation boxes. The list of school supplies needed for this coming year includes

  • backpacks (gently used ones are being accepted this year)
  • notebooks (spiral, composition, wide ruled, college ruled)
  • folders (preferably the more sturdy variety)
  • calculators
  • index cards
  • 3-ring binders
  • dividers
  • #2 pencils
  • colored pencils
  • Clorox Wipes
  • hand held pencil sharpeners
  • scissors
  • tissues
  • glue sticks
  • erasers

With the help of ten local businesses, you can drop off school supplies to donate to children who are affected by domestic violence in your community through August 10th. The participated locations are

* High Country Mom Squad sponsors

Founded in 1978, OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter) is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County, North Carolina. OASIS works toward this mission in three ways:

1. Providing comprehensive emergency services, transitional support, and a safe environment for survivors as they explore options for a violence-free life.
2. Providing education and skill development to encourage families in our community to create and maintain healthy peer and intimate partner relationships that are based on respect and equality.
3. Helping to create a community that supports survivors through advocacy and education.

For information about volunteering, click here.

Cayce Emanuel, Charitable Events Manager for HighCountryMommies, a local mom’s group that is free and open to all mothers. Cayce also makes many products to help you create a more sustainable home at