Fill the Bus: helping underprivileged children get school ready

Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

July 19, 2014

First Baptist Church of McConnell, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola and the Logan County Board of Education have teamed up on a community event to get school supplies for children.

According to Greg Copley, supervisor with Coca-Cola, two large bins are at each side of the Logan Wal-Mart so customers can donate supplies. The bins will be set up through August 10 at which point all items received will be loaded onto Coca-Cola trucks and transported to the distribution centers.

The BOE will choose three of the most poverty stricken schools in the county to distribute their portion of the supplies, 25 backpacks will be given to the Dream Center to distribute and the rest of the supplies will go to the First Baptist Church.

Copley says they are looking for new school supplies: anything from pencils to crayons to notebooks to backpacks.

This makes the third year this event has been sponsored, the second year in a row. Last year, they raised over $4,000 worth of supplies. They hope to beat that number this year.

Copley encourages everyone to stop by the bins and make donations while they are in the Wal-Mart area.