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United Way Fill the Bus 2022 | How to donate school supplies to local students

The United Way of Fort Smith & Northwest Arkansas Areas are accepting Back-to-School supply donations.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The United Way of Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith is hosting its annual Fill the Bus event in our area. Going back to school is an exciting event for kids, but for many, the cost of supplies may keep them from being able to do well in class. Fill the Bus is helping families provide their kids with everything they need to succeed this school year.

Busses will be parked in front of participating Walmart stores in four counties in Arkansas, and two counties in Oklahoma on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th.

Supplies to donate include:

  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Art Supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Ink Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Tissues

You can find the full list of supplies by visiting this link. When you find the items you want to donate, head to check out. Once you are done, drop off the items at the school bus collection point outside the store. 

If you can't make it to either event, you can donate online. Click the links below to be taken to the donation page of the branch you wish to donate to.

United Way of Fort Smith Area 

United Way of Northwest Arkansas

Busses will be in the River Valley area from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

River Valley Locations: 

  • 3108 N Broadway St, Poteau, OK
  • 1101 W Ruth Ave, Sallisaw, OK
  • 1501 E Walnut St, Paris, AR – Friday Only
  • 1400 East Main St, Booneville, AR
  • 8301 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR
  • 2100 No. 62nd St, Fort Smith, AR – Kelley Hwy
  • 2425 South Zero St, Fort Smith, AR
  • 4900 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR
  • 8600 US 71 South, Fort Smith, AR

Busses will be in the Northwest Arkansas area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Northwest Arkansas Locations:

  • 406 S. Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR
  • 2110 W. Walnut St, Rogers, AR
  • 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, Rogers, AR
  • 2901 Highway 412 East, Siloam Springs, AR
  • 2004 S. Pleasant St, Springdale, AR
  • 4870 Elm Springs Road, Springdale, AR
  • 3919 Mall Ave, Fayetteville, AR
  • 2875 W. MLK, Jr. Blvd, Fayetteville, AR

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