It's hard to believe the start of the school year is just around the corner. Some of our kids will show up with a backpack full of supplies. But for many of our children here in Region 8, the backpacks will be empty.
We must do what we can to help all children get a fair start on day one. Well there's a way you can help.
It's our annual Stuff the Bus campaign. We're partnering with CRDC, Jonesboro Radio Group and the United Way of Northeast Arkansas. The event happens this Saturday from 9am to 4pm at participating Walmart locations across Region 8.
Last year you donated more than 24,000 school supplies and thousands of dollars in cash to help Region 8 students who otherwise would go without.
Giving this weekend is even easier because it's Arkansas' tax free weekend. There's no doubt in my mind that Region 8 is a great place, and one of the reasons is because we take care of each other. Stuff the Bus this weekend with supplies. It will make this A Better Region 8.