The new school year will bring unique challenges for our local kids. Having essential supplies doesn't have to be one of them.

Townsquare Media is once again teaming up with local school districts to Stuff the Bus.

The idea is to fill an entire school bus with supplies Central Texas students need to lay the foundation for academic success. Backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers, paper, folders, binders, and other essentials are welcome. Supplies will benefit Killeen ISD, Belton ISD, and Temple ISD students in need from kindergarten to grade 12.

Donations can be left with the The Law office of Brett Pritchard1201 South W S Young Drive Suite A in Killeen, our friends at Smile at World Orthodontics in Temple, and Pizza Hut locations in Killeen, Belton, and Temple. (You can leave donations with the drive-thru attendant at Pizza Hut or ask an employee about donating at the front door.)

If you want to help but are practicing physical distancing, visit our Amazon Wishlist. We've added items needed by all three school districts. They'll be delivered to our studio, and we'll distribute them to KISD, BISD, and TISD.

These are difficult times, and many families in our community are hurting financially.

Together, we can help them with the supplies their young students will need as they navigate the "new normal".

Together, we can Stuff the Bus.

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