.Fill the Bus.
United Way of Northwest Arkansas and Walmart partner to Fill the Bus this Summer
In partnership with Walmart, BIC, Crayola, Coca-Cola and Burrell Behavioral Services. Fill the Bus is an initiative that provides a step out of poverty for children in Northwest Arkansas. Fill the Bus is a school supply drive that supports 15 local school districts across Northwest Arkansas and McDonald County, Missouri. This program supports children in our community by helping them start school with confidence and gives them the literal tools they need to succeed, whether going to school on-site or online.
NEW THIS YEAR: Fill the Bus is going virtual! We are using the Walmart Registry For Good to allow volunteers to shop contact-free for school supplies online and have them shipped directly to our office. Click the Virtual Supply Drive button below for the registry.
Fill the Bus Honorary Chairs
- Scott Bayles – Walmart
- MiKaela Lemmon BIC USA, Inc. VP Sales/Walmart
Fill the Bus raised enough supplies to impact 36,759 students ensuring they had the supplies they needed to start the school year off right.
15 School Districts
Supplies were distributed to 15 school districts in NWA and Southwest Missouri:
Bentonville • Decatur • Farmington • Fayetteville • Gravette • Huntsville • Lincoln • McDonald County • Pea Ridge • Prairie Grove • Rogers • Siloam Springs • Springdale • Kingston • West Fork
Last year’s estimated value of supplies donated across all 15 school districts was $1.47 million!
Virtual Supply Drive
This year we are collecting monetary donations and supply donations. Click on the button above to donate today.
Host a Corporate Drive.
How can my child get school supplies?
If your child(ren) are in need of school supplies please contact your school nurse and or school counselors.
Where do the supplies go?
How do I sign up to volunteer?
For 2020, we will not be taking on-site volunteers. We will be collecting school supplies through our Walmart Registry For Good.
I can't participate in the actual event, but I would like to host a school supplies drive. How should I do that?
Email Rhonda Bramell at email@example.com to request our Fill the Bus toolkit to host a school supply drive at your office.
What stores are participating this year?
This year, we will be collecting school supplies through a Virtual Supply Drive. See information above.
- 406 S. Walton Blvd, Bentonville
- 3919 N. Mall Avenue, Fayetteville
- 2875 W. Martin Luther King Blvd, Fayetteville
- 121 Lee Street, Huntsville
- 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, Rogers
- 2110 W. Walnut Street, Rogers
- 2901 Highway 412, Siloam Springs
- 4870 Elm Springs Road, Springdale
- 2004 S. Pleasant Street, Springdale
- 100 Commercial Lane, Pineville, Missouri