Stuff the Bus



It is estimated that more than 1000 families in our area cannot afford the basic school supplies needed for their children. That is why United Way is partnering with KFVS12, Withers Broadcasting and Walmart to collect basic school supplies for children in need during our annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign. School buses will be parked in front of participating Walmart stores on August 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Missouri’s tax-free weekend.

Examples of supplies needed include:

·    Single-Subject Notebooks

·    Mechanical Pencils

·    Loose Leaf Paper/Filler Paper

·    2-Pocket Folders

·    Ink Pens

·    Crayola 24 Count Crayons

·    2 Pack Pink Eraser

·    Bottled School Glue

·    Scissors

·    3 Pack of Glue Sticks

We also appreciate cash donations delivered either to the United Way office or through our website,, under “Give.”  A cash donation of just $10 can provide a backpack full of supplies for one child.

The school districts and Walmart Stores participating this year include:

• Cape Girardeau Public Schools and Kelly High School at the Cape Girardeau store

• Dexter Public Schools and Bloomfield School District at the Dexter store

• Farmington Schools at the Farmington store

• Fredericktown R-1 School District and Marquand-Zion R-6 District at the Fredericktown store

• Oak Ridge R-6 Schools and Jackson R-II School District at the Jackson store

• Delta C-7 School District and Holcomb R-3 School District at the Kennett store

• Cambell R-2 School District, Malden R-I School District and Gideon 37 School District at the Malden store

• Charleston R-I School District, New Madrid Co.  R-I School District, Portageville Schools and Sikeston R-6 School District at the Sikeston store

• Neelyville R-4 School District, Poplar Bluff R-1 School District and Twin Rivers High at the Poplar Bluff store

• Perry County School District at the Perryville store

Be sure to visit one of these locations and help Stuff the Bus!