FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Volunteers in the River Valley spent the day sorting thousands of donated school supplies collected over the weekend at the annual “Fill the Bus” event.
At just Fort Smith Area Walmart stores, more than 22,000 school supplies were collected.
“We give them to the teachers and the counselors and they take care of giving them to the children that are in need," United Way of Fort Smith Area Marketing Director Mitzy Little said.
"We know the need is so great this year over there and we worked closely with them through the flooding and we just want to be able to help them in any way that we can, and we feel like this will be a help to the students as well as the teachers," Little said.
The Hacket Schools cheerleading squad volunteered to sift through the supplies and sort them. It's then sent off to local schools that don't have a Walmart in its city.
About 700 volunteers in six counties plus hundreds of community members made the 15th annual Fill the Bus another success.
For more information about the Fill the Bus event benefitting Moffett School click here.
The United Way of Northwest Arkansas will be having its Fill the Bus starting on Friday (Aug. 2).
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