NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United Way hosted an event to help local children prepare as they head back to school.
Hundreds came out Friday to help United Way fill backpacks with school supplies at its Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon event.
The supplies were set to be distributed to students at seven different Metro schools.
Several businesses showed up in numbers to show their support and lend a helping hand.
“They come to school the first day of the year, many of them their first time in school, and they get this present, this gift, and it really encourages them to be the best they can be,” said Gary Garfield, Bridgestone CEO.
Those with the United Way said the purpose of this endeavor has been to set a positive tone for the upcoming school year so that students can be prepared to learn.