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United Way Fill the Bus 2021: How to donate school supplies to local students

The United Way of Fort Smith & NWA Areas are holding a Back-to-School bash this year where school supply donations will be accepted.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The United Way's Fill the Bus campaign in Fort Smith and NWA will look a little different this year. 

In the past, community members could find donation sites at local Walmart stores. Due to COVID restrictions, Walmart is not allowing buses to be parked in front of its stores to collect donations. 

In response to Walmart's COVID protocols, the United Way of Fort Smith Area will be hosting a one-day back-to-school bash at their office on N. 13th Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13.

The first 100 people to donate school supplies will receive a free Fill the Bus t-shirt. 

You can find needed school supplies by visiting this link

The area United Way offices are making it easier than ever for viewers to help kids get ready to learn. Viewers can select their favorite school district for donation on a mobile, laptop, or desktop device.

To make a donation to a River Valley school district, the United Way of Fort Smith invites viewers to do a "text to give" by texting UnitedWayFTB to 71777 OR their website

To make a donation to a Northwest Arkansas school district, the United Way of Northwest Arkansas invites viewers to do a "text to give" by texting FTB to 30306 OR visit their website.

Sponsored by: Honda General Regional

Credit: KFSM

Northwest Arkansas/River Valley Honda Dealers Donated $5,000 to United Way 

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