Stuff the Bus fund-raiser

From left, Ashley Schmidt of Chico’s Outlet, Angel Pietsch of Little Birthday Angels and Kristiana Strickland of Jockey at Vero Beach Outlets participated in the Stuff the Bus fund-raiser.

Vero Beach Outlets and its tenants donated more than $17,000 in back-to-school merchandise to Little Birthday Angels, an organization dedicated to celebrating the birthdays of the Treasure Coast region’s homeless children.

Stuff the BusStuff the Bus, the month-long community initiative, invited Vero Beach Outlets’ customers to purchase and donate a new back-to-school essentials item from one of its many brand name stores.

“As a united community, we definitely ‘stuffed the bus’ this back-to-school shopping season,” said Vero Beach Outlets Marketing Coordinator Beth Hager. “Many thanks not only to our generous shoppers for their donations, but to our stores’ amazing staff members who also contributed to this worthy cause. In fact, Calvin Klein alone donated more than 400 pairs of denim jeans helping to send our region’s kids back to class in style!”

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