United Way of Greater St. Joseph President Kylee Strough said the event at both St. Joseph Walmart locations will be held in August during Missouri’s tax free weekend.
“We hope that shoppers will pick up a few extra items, school supplies, and donate them to the volunteers who will be standing at the doors,” Strough said. “You’ll find us by the big yellow school bus that’ll be parked in front of the store. We’ll be there daytime hours both Friday and Saturday. In addition to shoppers donating new school supplies, we also need volunteers. It takes about 300 volunteers throughout those two days to hand out flyers at the doors, collect the donated supplies, sort them and put them on the bus.”
All the supplies are delivered to the Salvation Army and are distributed the next week during their Back to School Fair. Strough said in 2017, there were over 700 children served with the items collected.
The Stuff the Bus event will be August 3rd and 4th.
For more information, or to register as an individual or group for a volunteer shift, click here or call (816) 364-2381.