Breckenridge Texan

Back-to-school season kicks off with fundraising events

Back-to-school season kicks off with fundraising events
July 30
11:26 2019

The Breckenridge community started getting ready for the upcoming school year with the kickoff of the Fill The Bus campaign and a fundraising car wash for the Mothers of Buckaroos (MOB) organization on Saturday.

The goal of the Fill The Bus program is to make sure that every child in Breckenridge Independent School District has school supplies on the first day of school, Johnson said. The program is organized by the BISD Student Health Advisory Committee.

“We are removing barriers so that every student has a chance to be successful,” she said.

The Fill The Bus campaign will continue, and SHAC accepts donations of school supplies throughout the year. Supplies can be dropped off at Walmart, most churches, the local banks, the Breckenridge Police Department and the BISD administration office. Additionally, donation boxes will be available at the City of Breckenridge offices, the Stephens County Courthouse, Party Planet, ABC Printing and Office Supplies through Aug. 10.

Incoming kindergartner Berkley White, 5, holds up a  sign during the Fill the Bus donation event on Saturday at Walmart. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Some specific items that are needed include:

  • Binders (3-inch, 2-inch and 1-inch)
  • Zipper binders
  • Wide-rule notebook paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Poly folders with brads
  • Glue and glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Map colors
  • Crayons
  • Scissors (child and adult)
  • Watercolors
  • Expo markers
  • Baby wipes
  • Pencil boxes
  • Ticonderoga pencils
  • Pens (black, blue, red)
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Gallon-size storage bags
  • Quart-size storage bags
  • Subject dividers
  • Kleenex
  • Germ X
  • White poster board

SHAC also accepts monetary donations so that they can buy whatever items are still needed by students.

The MOB is a non-profit organization that includes the mothers of Breckenridge High School football players. They raise money for scholarships for Buckaroo football players and support the teams by cheering, providing meals, snacks and drinks for games, and organizing spirit rallies. They host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

BHS freshman Adrian Ruiz, freshman Jaquan Simon and senior Tanner Cantrell wash a pickup during the the Mothers of Buckroos (MOB) fundraising car wash at Walmart on Saturday. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Volunteers pose in front of the Fill the Bus booth during their collection event on Saturday at Walmart. From left to right are Nick Beard, Alyssa Taylor, Molly Johnson, Jeannie Gann and Morgan Taylor. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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