North America Central School Bus is pleased to recognize 89 employees from eight locations throughout the Midwest who are celebrating 10 consecutive years of service. The annual recognition includes a ceremony honoring their loyalty, dedication, and hard work and each employee receives an iPad as a gift from the company.
Illinois Central’s Waukegan location received a strong statement of appreciation for all of the generous support that has been provided for the “Go Pink-Out” event. Over the past several years, Illinois Central has always donated the four buses used to transport the WHS students to the Laremont Mini Pink-Out Pep Rally.
This event is attended by the Boy’s & Girl’s Varsity Teams, Poms, Cheerleaders, Pep Band, and the JROTC Drill Team. This year, the event was held on the morning of January 17th, 2018. After each program performs a short performance, the students from both schools have an opportunity to interact in a very positive manner.
This annual event occurs every year due to the generous support of Illinois Central, and it would not happen without their help. The Mini Pep Rally is the best example of a super “Win-Win” for all of the students who attend.
Thanks for all you do for our community!
Each year we take a week in October to participate in the National School Bus Safety Awareness program. The national theme this year is “#StopOnRed”. National School Bus Safety Week is an excellent way for students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the local community to come together to stress the importance of school bus safety.
Our Coal City, IL location helped out local communities again this year by donating a bus to be stuffed with school supplies for children in need. We Care of Grundy County was established as a resource for people in Grundy County who are in need of financial assistance, guidance and sometimes just simple necessities, such as the required back to school supplies.
The 77 passenger bus was parked at the local Wal-Mart and was filled to the brim with generous donations from caring shoppers. We are proud to support our local communities and be a part of providing assistance for those that may ride in our vehicles each day.
The Wilmington, IL facility donated a shuttle bus to the local Cub Scouts of Channahon, so they could participate in Wreaths Across America at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath laying-ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad in December of each year. Volunteers, including the Channahon Cub Scouts, laid wreaths at each Veteran’s grave to honor those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.
The Gibson City location was a proud participant in the 2017 Stuff the Bus campaign for Handles of Hope, NFP. Handles of Hope is a not for profit organization that donates bags filled with basic necessities, hygiene products, and coping skill items to people of all ages entering foster care and homeless shelters.
Each year, since the group’s inception, our Gibson City location has donated a bus and their time to collect donations for this organization that helps so many. With the haul this year, 400 bags will be able to be distributed to folks in need. A big thank you to the Gibson City Melvin Sibley School District for allowing us to use the bus for such a great cause.
In the words of our manager, Kari Ryan, “Nothing good ever happens by doing nothing and this community is awesome at doing something.”