By Tammy Moore Teague
The United Way will host the annual Fill the Bus campaign on July 27 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m, and July 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Walmart locations across six counties.
A portion of the donations received during the campaign benefit local schools, including Mansfield. Districts distribute the donated supplies to students who need them. “We give to every school district in our six-county service area,” said United Way Marketing Director Mitzy Little. “This area includes Crawford, Franklin, Logan and Sebastian Counties in Arkansas and Leflore and Sequoyah Counties in Oklahoma. We give the school supplies directly to the school districts and they distribute the supplies to the children that are in need of supplies. We feel that the school districts, teachers, counselors, etc, know best who needs the supplies.”
Mansfield educators Tamachia Barton and Kim Arnold volunteer annually. Join them this year and help Fill the Bus!