UPDATE 08/16/2011 6:18pm
The busses have been stuffed and this week is the time to unload the goods at Old Man Rivers.
The "Stuff the Bus" campaign, of which WTAP was a major sponsor, ran for a month and a half. Residents from around the area donated backpacks, no- show socks, sneakers, hooded sweatshirts and classroom supplies, dropping them at various sites throughout the city.
Michael Conrad, the Director of Old Man Rivers, says once again this year the community made "Stuff the Bus" a huge success.
Conrad says there are still kids who need school items, so Old Man Rivers will be more than happy to accept any more school donations the community can give.
The bus helping area kids get ready for the school season is making a stop at WTAP-TV Thursday and organizers are hoping you'll stop by to help fill it up.
The Old Man Rivers Mission and The West Virginia Central Credit Union are hoping this Wood County school bus will be packed with enough school supplies to benefit 2,000 youngsters.
The "Stuff the Bus" campaign is seeking backpacks, no-show socks, tennis shoes, hooded sweatshirts and regular classroom supplies.
Thursday, we'll be conducting a drive-through donation collection at our studios at One Television Plaza in Parkersburg.
You can stop by anytime between 11:00AM and 6:00PM.