On Tuesday, August 25th, The Northridge Health Center and North Ridgeville Schools sponsored a drive-thru contactless Stuff the Bus event. Over 100 cars drove through the parking lot of The Northridge dropping off school supplies, snacks and easy to eat meals for students in the North Ridgeville school system.
Chelsea Freeman, school social worker and Heather Johnson, marketing director for The Northridge worked to coordinate the event to help support the students in this unprecedented time of need.
Ms. Freeman shared that many students face needs that teachers and staff can identify and as the school social worker, she is able to immediately fill the gap while working to find help in the community for the larger issue as a whole.
Johnson, who is involved throughout the community to see how the skilled nursing facility can work to meet the needs of not only the seniors, but the community as a whole feels that the event was a huge success!
“We LITERALLY stuffed a bus! The generosity that the community showed amazed us all. We cannot say thank you enough.” Ms. Freeman shared that many of the supplies have already been handed out now that the new school year has begun.
Personal hygiene items, snacks, meal items such as macaroni and cheese cups, etc. can still be dropped off at The Northridge and Heather Johnson will be happy to make sure they get to Ms. Freeman at the school.