Stuff the Bus helps local students get the tools they need for the upcoming school year! In 2022, over $11,000 worth of supplies were collected, impacting over 10,000 students in 53 schools across Okaloosa and Walton counties. Without our community's generosity, students would lack the supplies they need to be successful during the school year. Regarding this initiative, Marcus Chambers, Superintendent of Okaloosa County School District, stated, "Any help you can give to allow our students to have their own individual supplies would be greatly appreciated." He went on to say, "I want to thank United Way, the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, and the many community sponsors who make a difference in the lives of our students by giving them the much-needed supplies that they need each and every day."
The Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 8 am to 4 pm at the following locations:
• Walmart - Crestview (3351 S Ferdon Blvd)
• Walmart - Fort Walton Beach (748 Beal Pkwy NW)
• Walmart - Niceville (1300 E John Sims Pkwy E)
District staff, we will be on-site with our friends from Cumulus Radio, broadcasting LIVE and collecting school supply donations. Please take advantage of Florida's tax-free weekend and add a few extra school supplies to your cart, or give a monetary donation so our local schools can utilize bulk discounts. To view the list of the most needed school supplies, please visit www.okaloosaschools.com.