Roanoke Valley Walmarts to take part in “Pack the Bus” this tax-free weekend

Back to School

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Walmart stores around the Roanoke Valley will kick off tax-free school supplies shopping with “Pack the Bus” this weekend. The initiative helps families get the materials they need for school.

However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be any actual buses to load. Instead there will be collection bins at the following Walmart locations:

  • Bonsack, 4524 Challenger Ave. N.E.
  • Clearbrook, 5350 Clearbrook Village Lane
  • Salem, 1851 W Main St.
  • Valleyview, 4807 Valley View Blvd. N.W.

Requested donations include backpacks, glue sticks, notebooks, binders, crayons, colored pencils, calculators, and more.

“With Walmart’s help, we have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of school supplies for kids over the past nearly 20 years,” says Chuck Lionberger, Director of Community Relations with Roanoke County Public Schools.

Every item donated will go directly to a child in need. Monetary donations are also accepted.

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