Annual Fill the Bus event Wednesday, August 17th to help students in need prepare for Back to School

For the 26th year in a row, iHeart Media along with community business and individual donors, have assisted students in need with the Fill the Bus Event. On August 17th from 6am-6pm, iHeart media will be broadcasting from both the North and South Red Carpet Carwash locations.  Community members are encouraged to come and “Fill the Bus” with the supplies that are needed for students as they are going into their 2022/2023 school year.

The supplies requested are as follows (in order of need):

  • Backpacks (youth and adult with computer liner)
  • Pencil Boxes or Pencil Bag
  • Kleenix/Face Tissue Boxes
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • Black Sharpies
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Calculators (both basic and scientific)
  • Flash Drives
  • 3×5 Notecards
  • 1-2 inch ring binders
  • Scissors (Fiskars preferred, various sizes needed)
  • Folders and Binder Dividers (both with pockets)
  • Notebooks (Composition, Wide-ruled & College ruled)
  • Rulers
  • Crayons (24 pack)
  • Glue Sticks

Donations can also be made online for the purchase of needed supplies at: https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donations/fill-the-bus/

Supplies collected will go to students in need within Bismarck, Mandan and surrounding areas.

Parents who in need of school supplies for their children should contact their children’s schools in mid-August with the grade levels of each child and when they can pick up the materials, which will typically be on the first day of school.

For more information about Fill the Bus or to find out how you can help, please go to bpsfoundation.com or call the BPSF office at 701-323-4093.

OUR MISSION

Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
701-323-4093