LARNED — It’s that time of year again!
Every year the United Way of Central Kansas hosts multiple Stuff the Bus events in order to help support the 19 community partners.
The bus will be stuffed in Larned at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital from 9-10 a.m. Thursday and at Shopko from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Larned Chamber coffee hour is scheduled from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pawnee Valley.
“Our goal each year is to collect much needed items for our agencies in an effort to help them not have to use funds for basic necessities, but rather be able to put their funds towards helping our communities,” said Julie Smith, United Way of Central Kansas director. “This event helps them to stretch every dollar they bring in.
Wondering what you can get to help these agencies?
“The wish list of items that will most benefit the agencies that we work with,” Smith said.
• Blankets, Stuffed Animals
• Office supplies: copy paper, pens, tape, folders and binders, envelopes, College rule notebooks, highlighters, white-out, legal pads, staples and paper clips, label tape, machine labels
• Household items: paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, facial tissue, etc., laundry soap, cleaning supplies, sponges, Comet, dish soap, etc,
• Art/craft supplies: crayons, markers, construction paper, glue, child and adult scissors, glitter, acrylic paint, watercolors, poster board, stickers,
• Disposable dining ware: cups, paper or Styrofoam plates, paper napkins
• Toys: infant/toddler toys, preschool and school-age toys/games
• Baby supplies: diapers, wipes
• Travel size toiletries: soap, deodorant, cotton swabs, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
• New hygiene items: brushes, combs, toothbrushes
• Non-perishable snacks: drink boxes/juice packs, cracker packs, goldfish, fruit snacks
• Regular ground coffee
• Roller pads (for paint rollers), painters tape, gardening gloves, canvas drop cloths, new home building supplies
• Non-perishable food (canned goods, cereal, etc.) and boy’s teen clothing
• Skeins of yarn, regular and baby yarn-all colors
• Adult diapers, disposable washcloths, Ensure or Boost