School supplies were collected Saturday outside Walmart for the annual Stuff the Bus event to benefit the USD 383 FIT Closet.
Volunteers from Konza United Way, K-State Credit Union and Manhattan Broadcasting greeted shoppers as they dropped off donations. K-State Athletic Director Gene Taylor says student athletes from the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as football and baseball players also volunteered their time for the effort.
Konza United Way CEO Tara Claussen says volunteerism was up this year and included local Boy Scouts as well. The community came out and supported the event, with some dropping off bags of donations while others brought in full carloads of supplies.
Claussen says she was impressed with the turnout and volume of supplies donated, including backpacks.