Star Group

Veterans Helping Veterans

2022 CC Stuff the Bus Event

Star Group Veterans teams up for 2022 CC Stuff the Bus Event

Copperas Cove 2022 Stuff the Bus Event was another awesome success.  

Star Group Veteran, Copperas Cove Walmart and CCISD teamed up for the 2022 Stuff the Bus Event. 

Thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies were raised during the Back to School “Stuff the Bus” weekend to help CCISD’s students in need for the new school year.

The Star Group Veterans Event Coordinator/Director was Mr. John Robertson who’s also Vice President of Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans Team and he worked with Ms. Mandy Simmesman Store Manager and Ms. Denise Hendry front end coac, as well as Ms. Wendy Sledd of CCISD. 
Star Group Veterans Team is here to help wherever we are needed,” said Mr. Robertson.  SGVHV provides the music, operates the concession stand, collects donations and whatever else is needed to help make Stuff the Bus as successful as possible. He said that Star Group has a lot of generous sponsors that help support them and their causes. “As veterans, our role is to assist other veterans,” said Robertson. “This is to support not only veterans, but the community. There are a lot of children that will be helped by Stuff the Bus.”

“Stuff the Bus is a great event. We love our community partners that always help us,” said CCISD Superintendent Joe Burns. “Our community is so generous and always very giving…This is always a hugely successful event.”

Dr. Burns, CCISD Superintendent said that all school supplies collected during the event will be discretely distributed to CCISD’s students that need the extra help. Dr. Burns added that about 70% of their student body qualifies for free or reduced lunches and, although the number of students in need varies from year to year, it gives them an idea of how many families might need the extra support.

“Typically, families don’t need everything, but they may need something,” said Dr. Burns.

Star Group Veterans Team also host a Backpack Giveaway where they distribute 150 backpacks with all the basic supplies. 


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