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Fill the Bus set for July 29 and July 30

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - After a two-year absence due to Covid-19, the United Way of Fort Smith Area (UWFSA) will be back at your local Walmart stores for their Fill the Bus school supply drive.

Usually, school buses are full of children, but during Fill the Bus, they will be full of supplies that ensure kids and parents have one less thing to worry about when starting the new school year. The 18th annual Fill the Bus program will return to local Walmart stores on Friday, July 29, from 9 am to 7 pm, and will continue on Saturday, July 30, from 9 am to 1 pm. UWFSA is asking you to help them fill buses full of supplies that will be distributed to school districts in the six-county area it serves. Volunteers will be staffing the buses to assist patrons who wish to donate supplies. In addition, volunteers will give shoppers a complete list of suggested items as they enter the store.

The Mix 105.1 will be on hand at the Sallisaw Walmart location so be sure to stop by and see us and donate to help area students.

“We are so excited to host Fill the Bus in person this year, and we encourage the entire community to participate as it is so vital to our local children, teachers, and school districts to provide essential school supplies throughout our area for when classes begin,” said Shea Foldvary, UWFSA President and CEO.

School buses will be at the Wal-Mart Super Center locations in Alma, Booneville, Greenwood, Ozark, Poteau, Van Buren, and Sallisaw. In Fort Smith, buses will be located at the Zero St., Rogers Ave., Kelly Hwy Walmart Super Centers, the Neighborhood Market on Hwy 71, and the Quarry Shopping Center on Rogers Ave. At the Paris Super Center, the event will only be on Friday.

For more information, contact Reagan Heppner at 479-782-1311 or

The United Way of Fort Smith Area has served individuals and families in Crawford, Franklin, Logan, and Sebastian counties in Arkansas and LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma since 1928. For more information, find them on the web at

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