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BIGHORNS TO HOST “STUFF THE BUS” SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

By Kyle Jones | July 6, 2017

— DRIVE TO BENEFIT UNDERPRIVILEGED WASHOE COUNTY STUDENTS–

The Reno Bighorns are hosting their first annual “Stuff the Bus” school supplies drive to benefit all Washoe County students who are in need (children living in homeless situations or foster care). The drive will begin on July 6 and will conclude with an all-day drop off event on Saturday, July 22 at the Reno Events Center. The drive will provide new school supplies to thousands of Washoe County students throughout the school year.

The following Reno/Sparks local businesses will be collecting school supplies at their locations:

  • Reno Bighorns Front Office (50 W Liberty Street, Suite 201, Reno NV 89501)
  • Evergreen Carpet Care (990 S Rock Blvd, Reno, NV 89502)
  • Reno Media Group (961 Matley Ln #120, Reno, NV 89502)
  • All Office Depot locations
  • Basin Street Properties (50 W Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Anytime Fitness Caughlin Ranch (4784 Caughlin Pkwy Ste. 401 & 402, Reno, NV 89519)
  • Reno City Hall (1 E 1st St #15, Reno, NV 89501)
  • All Full Pedal locations

The July 22 drop-off will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Bighorns and Coffee event hosted at the Reno Events Center (400 N. Center St. Reno, NV 89501) and conclude at 2 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to drive-thru and receive coffee, bagels, Bighorns “swag” and drop-off their donations. Supporters will also have the chance to meet Bighorns Dancers and Bighorns Mascot, Bruno.

Washoe County School District has had an 89 percent increase in homelessness in the past six years. During the 2015-16 school year, the WCSD Children in Transition program identified and provided services to 3,510 children and youth from birth through 12 grade.

Below is a list of supplies needed:

  • Crayons
  • 6-8 glue sticks (for each kid)
  • One (1) two inch binders
  • Four (4) dry erase markers (for each kid)
  • Pencils
  • Three (3) fine tipped black Sharpie markers
  • Three (3) of Kleenex
  • Three (3) reams of paper
  • Three (3) pocket folders
  • Pencil pouch
  • Colored Pencils
  • Three (3) highlighter markers
  • Zip Binders
  • Calculator TI-84
  • Container of Clorox (or other brand) wipes