Annual Fill the Bus event Wednesday, August 18th to help students in need prepare for Back to School


For 25 consecutive years, iHeart Media, along with community businesses and individual donors, have partnered with Bismarck Public Schools to assist students in need with an event called Fill the Bus. On August 18th from 6am-6pm, iHeart Media will be broadcasting from both the North and South Red Carpet Carwash locations.  Community members are encouraged to come and “Fill the Bus” with supplies that students need to be prepared for the 2021/2022 school year.


The supplies requested are as follows (in order of need):

  • Kleenix/Face Tissue Boxes
  • Backpacks (youth and adult with computer liner)
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • Black Sharpies
  • Pencil Boxes or Pencil Bag
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Calculators (both basic and scientific)
  • 3×5 Notecards
  • 1-2 inch ring binders
  • Scissors (Fiskars preferred, various sizes needed)
  • Folders and Binder Dividers (both with pockets)
  • Notebooks (Composition, Wide-ruled & College ruled)
  • Rulers
  • Crayons (24 pack)
  • Glue Sticks

Donations can also be made online for the purchase of needed supplies at:

Supplies collected will go to students in need within Bismarck, Mandan and surrounding areas.

Parents in need of school supplies for their children should contact their children’s schools in mid-August with the grade levels of each child to learn about when they can pick up materials.  Pick-up days will typically be on the first day of school.

For more information about Fill the Bus, or to find out how you can help, please go to or call the BPSF office at 701-323-4093.

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Stacey Lang
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