Several community agencies are collaborating for an event called “Stuff the Bus.” The agencies are working together to collect backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, July 10th, and Sunday, July 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The group will be collecting donations in school buses that will be stationed in the parking lots of Dillon’s East, 1305 E. Kansas Avenue, Dillon’s West, 1211 Buffalo Jones Avenue, Target, 2401 E Kansas Avenue, Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Avenue, Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2424 N. Taylor Avenue, and the Dollar General, 1505 N. Jones Avenue, in Holcomb. Donations will also be accepted any time at the Finney County United Way, 1509 E. Fulton Terrace.
The agencies are working to “stuff” the school buses full of school supplies so that every child in need will start the school year off with everything needed to have a successful school year. The goal is to get enough donations to fill over 1,500 backpacks.
The distribution of the filled backpacks will be held on Wednesday, July 28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 West Walnut Street. The event coordinators will be looking for school supplies or monetary donations to assist with the filling of the backpacks including: 24 count crayons, #2 pencils, colored pencils, pens (blue and black ink), highlighters, glue sticks, glue (8 oz and 16 oz), spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled), notebook paper (wide and college ruled), pocket folders (solid colored), large erasers, watercolor paints, and scissors (kid-sized).