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Millington Savings Begins Collecting School Supplies For Those In Need

Bank's annual "Stuff the Bus" to collect school supplies for students in need now underway at all 5 branches.

announced on Wednesday that all five of its branches will again be collecting school supplies to be donated later this summer to the annual United Way of Northern New Jersey 2012 “Stuff the Bus” campaign.

This marks the sixth year that the bank is collecting donations of school supplies for distribution to needy students from low-income families, according to Millington Savings.

The bank is encouraging local community members to participat by donating new school supplies to drop-off locations at any of Millington’s five branches. Locations are in Millington, Basking Ridge (both Riverwalk and Dewy Meadow shopping villages), Martinsville and in Bernardsville.

Supplies will be collected through Friday, August 10th.

Many items are needed by the children, the organizers say, including: backpacks, binders, erasers, pencils/pens, rulers, markers, lunch boxes, construction paper, glue sticks, and scissors.

Susan Schumann, Millington Savings Bank Vice President, said of the campaign, “As a community-minded bank, we are proud to give back to our community by helping less fortunate children start the school year with the items they need.  With this donation, we can help prepare them for academic success, which is a stepping stone to greater opportunities for these wonderful kids.”

Donated items will be distributed by the United Way to local elementary and middle school in northern New Jersey.

Millington Savings Bank, with assets over $349 million, has been serving the local community a rich tradition of serving customers since 1911. The bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. All locations can be reached by calling 908-647-4000. Additional bank information can be obtained by visiting the Millington Savings Bank website.

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