News Blog // Ozarks Cares

 

"Filling The Bus" For a Good Cause
August 2015

 

Mitch Styles, Penny Storms, Kayla Clark and Hayley
Koop all braved the heat to help kids for the
upcoming school year.

On Friday, July 24, several of our employees came together to help “Fill the Bus,” an initiative started by United Way of Northwest Arkansas to help create a pathway out of poverty for children by helping them start school with confidence and the literal tools they need to succeed.

Several members from the Marketing & Member Relations department volunteered at the Mall Avenue Walmart in Fayetteville, handing out flyers to shoppers and taking inventory of all donations, which all go directly to local schools. Other volunteers from our communities were doing the same at other Walmarts across the area as part of this annual event.

They worked tirelessly in the heat to organize and fill the bus with school supplies for those in need. In fact, 50% of children in Northwest Arkansas don’t have the supplies they need to start school? Older kids supplies are generally the most needed as well. "Most people think about crayons and glue for little kids but do not purchase supplies for older students," according to the website.

Donating to help "fill the bus" is just another example of how we care for our communities and how we are working to make a difference. 

We volunteer because we care.

To learn more about Ozarks Cares, click here. For more on the United Way of Northwest Arkansas, click here.


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