North Kansas City Schools’ Stuff the Bus event, held Aug. 2 and 3, collected more than 200 boxes of school supplies for students in the district, the largest amount ever collected. More than 70 volunteers manned the two-day event at the Gladstone Walmart, 7207 N. Missouri Highway 1, where a NKC Schools bus was parked.
All collected supplies are distributed to schools and benefit students from those in prekindergarten through high school.
Stuff the Bus started 11 years ago to supplement materials and supplies students need to be successful learners on the first day of school, states a district release.
“Our district would like to thank all of our volunteers for graciously taking the time to help volunteer with our Stuff the Bus event. Our bus was stuffed with 207 boxes of school supplies, which will go directly to our students,” said organizer Athena Graham.