The Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Public School Systems have  teamed up to encourage our community to support students in Owensboro-Daviess County as they prepare for the start of a new school year.

They are hosting the "Stuff The Bus" event this week.  School buses from both districts will be parked both local Walmart stores to accept donations of school supplies to be donated to students. Supplies may be purchased from any store.

An OPS school bus will be parked at 5031 Frederica St. and a DCPS school bus will be parked at 3151 Kentucky 54 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29.

School supply lists are located inside both stores, however, all types of school supplies are welcome!  According to school sources the following supplies are suggested; Paper, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, school glue, scissors, rulers, folders, binders, calculators and backpacks are among items that would help a local child begin the school year ready to learn.

The first annual “Stuff the Bus” event is sponsored by the DCPS and OPS Family Resource and Youth Services Centers as they team up to support all students across our shared community.

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