Voluntary School Relies On United Way For Its School Buses

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) - In continuing our report featuring the agencies benefiting from the United Way of Fort Smith, one organization in the River Valley relies on them for transporting kids in Crawford County.

For a "5NEWS This Morning" segment that aired Saturday (August 8), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Sarah Yates with the Alma based Stepping Stone School. They operate a voluntary pre-school where kids are taught the skills they need to succeed in the public school system before entering. Stepping Stone also helps adults who've graduated from high school.

Yates said they use United Way for their school buses that gets kids back and forth because some parents don't have the means to do it. She also said because they are not a publicly funded organization, they rely on contributions.

Stepping Stone is one of 32 agencies funded by the United Way of Fort Smith.