Summer is winding down, and students are beginning to prepare for the school year ahead. This can be a financially difficult time for parents having to provide not only new school clothes, but also school supplies. Cornerstone Bank helps students in need by holding its annual “Stuff the Bus” drive to gather backpacks and school supplies for students in the surrounding communities. From July 31st through August 9th, Cornerstone Bank customers and employees generously donated many back to school items to Planting the Seed Foundation of Worcester and the YMCA of Southbridge. The Planting the Seed Foundation will distribute the donated supplies to needy children in Worcester while the YMCA of Southbridge will donate items to children that they service throughout the Southbridge Public School system. These items will help students succeed during the school year—both academically and socially. “We are happy to be able to support students throughout our community,” stated Cornerstone Bank Chairman and CEO K. Michael Robbins. “Thank you to all of our customers and employees for making this year’s Stuff the Bus drive a success.” To learn more about Planting the Seed Foundation, visit plantingtheseed.org. To learn more about the YMCA of Southbridge, please visit ymcaofcm.org.