Several community agencies are collaborating on the “Stuff the Bus” event to collect backpacks and school supplies from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9.
Donations will be collected in school buses stationed in the parking lots of
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; Staples, 2508 E Kansas Ave; 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 2,000 backpacks.
Distribution of filled backpacks will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at Garfield Early Childhood Center, 121 West Walnut Street.
People will need to bring proof of need to receive a backpack. There will also be several community organizations that will have booths set up at the event to provide information about their services.
Event coordinators are looking for school supplies or monetary donations, including: glue sticks, white glue, large erasers highlighters, watercolor paints, plastic school boxes, scissors (kid-sized), 24-count crayons, #2 pencils, pens (blue and black ink), spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled), notebook paper (wide and college ruled), pocket folders (solid colored – brad and no brads), dry erase markers, and white copy paper.