“Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies at The Avenue® Viera

Tuesday, Jul 28, 3:00PM
Viera, Fla. – The Avenue® Viera, in partnership with Viera Realty, will celebrate the back to school season with a “Stuff the Bus” school supply donation drive on Tuesday, August 4 from 3-8 p.m. Supplies collected will be distributed to the more than 800 elementary, middle and high school students of Devereux School, the K-12 educational arm of Devereux Florida, the largest non-profit provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and child welfare services in the nation.
“Government subsidies help Devereux meet our children’s basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and medicine – but this leaves few dollars for the extras that can really make a difference in a child’s life,” said Patty Hurst – assistant director of development, Devereux Florida. “We appreciate the generous support of the community to make sure these children have the resources they need for a solid education.”
Materials needed to “Stuff the Bus” include notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, colored pencils, rulers, protractors, pocket folders, backpacks, three ring binders and dividers, calculators and graph paper. The Brevard Manatee's have donated the team’s travel bus to “stuff” with school supplies, and Manatee players and Manny the Manatee mascot will be onsite to thank contributors.
“Viera Realty is not only here to meet all your real-estate needs, but we are committed to building a stronger community. We hope that ‘Stuff the Bus’ will be a welcome relief to Devereux Florida and its families who struggle with the expense of back to school supplies,” said Karen Davis – chief operating officer, Viera Realty. “Thanks to the generous support of the community, teachers will be able to focus on teaching during the first week of school, rather than making sure students have the right supplies.”
In addition to “Stuff the Bus,” shoppers also can enjoy music, entertainment, raffles and more.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for families to give back to the community and also add in some family fun while parents and students shop for school supplies, backpacks, back to school fashions and dorm room decor at The Avenue,” said Pamela Marticke, marketing manager – The Avenue Viera.
The Avenue Viera offers dozens of choices for back-to-school shopping, including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Belk, Books-A-Million, Charlotte Russe, Justice, Kohl’s, Office Depot, Old Navy, Wet Seal and more.
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About The Avenue®
The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla. For more information about The Avenue, please visit
About Devereux Florida
Devereux Florida is the largest non-profit provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and child welfare services to children and families in Florida. Established in 1987 in Viera, Devereux Florida is licensed by the Department of Children & Families and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information, visit
About Viera Realty
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