Ramblin’ Rose Bus Schedule Set

Posted on July 2, 2015

The Ramblin' Rose Bus, a ministry sponsored by Effingham Catholic Charities, will travel to 14 towns in the seven-county area this summer to deliver school supplies and clothing. The program is designed to provide assistance to families with limited financial means, who qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

Children (K-12) may receive needed items, which include a backpack and other basic supplies. School clothing is available from the bus, or families may choose to receive a voucher and shop for their clothing at Second Hand Rose Resale Shoppe in the Effingham Catholic Charities building on East Fayette.

Pack the Bus, an event sponsored by WXEF 97.9 XFM and KJ Country 102.3 in Effingham, will be held on July 31 at Walmart in Effingham. This is a day where the radio station and Catholic Charities team up to ask the community to donate school supplies or the summer runs.  Items needed this summer are the pocket folders, crayons, markers and 1 subject, wide rule notebooks. However, all items are welcome.

Anyone who misses the Pack the Bus day may bring school supplies for the bus to Catholic Charities on Route 40 between Effingham and Teutopolis.

For more information, contact Carolyn Baldwin, Store Manager of Second Hand Rose – Catholic Charities at 217-857-1482 or baldwin_cceff@cc.dio.org.

Schedule for Ramblin’ Rose 2015


7                      Hall Home                                 Shobonier                4-6 PM

9                      County Market                            Shelbyville                 5-7PM

14                     Christian Academy                        Mason                      5- 7PM

16                     Lion’s Club Pavilion                      Ramsey                  3-5 PM

23                     High School                                Altamont                  3-5 PM

28                     Municipal Building                           Greenup                   4-6 pm

30                     St. Mary’s Church                         St. Elmo                   3-5 PM


4                        St. Mary’s Church                                   Marshall                   5-7PM

6                      Masonic Lodge                            Newton                   4-6 PM

10                       Grade School                               Beecher City          4-6PM

12                     Nazarene Church                           Casey                  5-7PM

14                     St. Elizabeth Church                      Robinson                 4-6PM