This collaboration with Walmart’s corporate initiative, Fill the Bus, is intended to offset even a small amount of costs incurred by area educators.
In three years, the program started with 51 wish lists 2015, grew to 119 in 2016 and expanded again to 137 in 2017. Last year, the estimated value was over $6,000 into Harvey County Classrooms. All thanks to generous local businesses and private donors.
Interested in contributing? Contact us to sponsor your own drive or adopt classrooms. This project is a great example of making a difference through LIVE UNITED
Items ranged from typical school supplies (dry erase markers) to the unexpected (toiletries and shoes). All educators were invited to participate. The high school librarian didn’t request books; she requested food for hungry students without a meal plan.
There is no doubt that this program helped in many ways. The challenge will be to match resource with tremendous need, as efforts are made to expand it to all districts in the county.
Click here to download the Classroom Wish List Program Guidelines.