Every year it is estimated that around 1,000 families in our area cannot afford the school supplies needed for their children to confidently begin another academic year. That is why United Way is partnering with KFVS12, Withers Broadcasting and Walmart to collect basic school supplies for children in need during their annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign.

School buses will be parked in front of participating Walmart stores on August 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Missouri’s tax-free weekend. Athletic groups, student clubs, faculty, and staff from participating schools will be out collecting thousands of school supplies donated by community members across the entire Southeast Missouri region.

Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Kennett, Malden, Perryville, Poplar Bluff, and Sikeston Walmarts will be participating in the event that will benefit more than 20 school districts across the region.

Participating districts include:

  • Bloomfield R-14
  • Campbell R-2
  • Cape Girardeau 63
  • Chaffee R-2
  • Charleston R-1
  • Delta C-7
  • Doniphan R-1
  • Fredericktown R-1
  • Holcomb R-3
  • Jackson R-2
  • Kennett 39
  • Marquand-Zion R-6
  • Meadow Heights R-2
  • New Madrid Co. R-1
  • Oak Ridge R-6
  • Oran R-3
  • Pemiscot Co. R-3
  • Perry Co. 32
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Portageville
  • Risco R-2
  • Scott City R-1
  • Scott County R-4
  • Senath-Hornersville C-8
  • Sikeston R-6
  • Twin Rivers


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