GEICO hosting 'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive to benefit local schools

DALLAS, July 29, 2014 – There's nothing quite like the exciting feeling of the first day of school with new pens, pencils and notebooks plus a bright new colored backpack. Members of the local community will have a chance this week to team up with GEICO to "Stuff the Bus" and help give area students that kind of excitement when GEICO hosts a community school supply drive.

It all takes place on Thursday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. The GEICO office is located at 4201 Spring Valley Road in Dallas, and the bus and activities will be stationed in the parking lot.

"We're really pleased to help support our local schools and our community through our 'Stuff the Bus' donation drive," said Bob Miller, senior vice president in GEICO's Dallas regional office. "Our associates are always so excited to rally together with members of the community to help support our local schools, so we're really looking forward to the event on Thursday."

Members of the community are invited to stop by, donate school supplies, receive some GEICO gear and enjoy shaved ice and other activities alongside the GEICO Gecko and associates in the office.

GEICO associates have been holding an internal associate school supply drive of their own throughout the month. All donations are stored in a bus and will be donated to Metrocrest Services, which will then distribute the supplies to schools in the Carrollton-Farmer's Branch Independent School District.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 15 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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