Stuff the Bus 2023
In partnership with HOT 96 and Liberty Federal Credit Union we will be collecting school supplies at local Walmart stores to benefit the nearest school/area in need. We will be passing out flyers in front of Walmart stores to shoppers in hopes they will purchase supplies for those in need this year. We will be setup with tents and tables in front of each of the four Walmart SUPERCENTER locations for two days to help spread the word and collect as much as possible!
Warrick County donations stay in Warrick county
Vanderburgh County donations stay in Vanderburgh County
All to help families and classrooms in need!
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EVANSVILLE, IN (July 25, 2023) – The Salvation Army, serving Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties, in cooperation with Walmart Supercenter stores, will be holding the annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive to benefit Vanderburgh and Warrick County Schools. The Salvation Army has joined forces with Liberty Federal Credit Union, HOT 96, Teacher Locker, Studio Bee, Warrick County CASA, and Two Men and a Truck to collect school supplies for families going back to school and supporting teachers throughout the year.
School supplies will be collected at the following Walmart locations:
Walmart Supercenter -335 S. Red Bank Rd. Evansville, IN
Walmart Supercenter - 401 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN
Walmart Supercenter - 8599 High Pointe Dr. Newburgh, IN
Walmart Supercenter -1115 American Way, Boonville, IN
Shopping lists of needed items will be provided at each Walmart on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Collection boxes will be outside to collect donations from shoppers as they exit the stores. Two Men and a Truck has volunteered their services to transport the donations at the end of the drive.
Warrick County donations will be distributed by Studio Bee and the Warrick County CASA to families going back to school and serving families throughout the year. Vanderburgh County donations will be given to Teacher Locker to distribute throughout the year to EVSC K-12 Teachers and classrooms. The Salvation Army of Evansville will also be distributing supplies to families as needed and available.
“The goal of Stuff the Bus is to help as many students, families, and teachers as possible," shared Major Jason Poff of The Salvation Army. "Not just for this first week going back to school, but to have supplies throughout the year as needed."
The Salvation Army’s partnership with EVSC Foundation’s Teacher Locker continues for a fifth year and joins forces with Studio Bee and CASA to reach more Warrick County families. In 2022 over 600 teachers across EVSC shopped 850 times for supplies. Because of generous donations from Walmart shoppers last summer, during the 2022-2023 school year Stuff the Bus supported hundreds of classrooms and thousands of kids across Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.