School supply drives underway in Waco, Copperas Cove

Published: Aug. 8, 2020 at 9:32 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Central Texas cities are collecting donated school supplies during the tax-free weekend.

In Waco, the school supply drive is part of the national annual Stuff The Bus drive organized by The Salvation Army and Walmart.


Shoppers in Waco this weekend, will find bins at the entrance of designated Walmart stores. Shoppers are encouraged to buy school supplies and place them in the bins. The supplies will be given to low-income children in the city.

The event will be ongoing from Friday through Sunday of the tax-free weekend.

Here are donation locations in Waco:

  • Walmart Supercenter, 1521 I-35 North, Bellmead, TX
  • Walmart Supercenter, 600 Hewitt Drive, Woodway, TX
  • Walmart Supercenter, 4320 Franklin Avenue, Waco, TX
  • Walmart Supercenter, 733 Sun Valley Drive, Hewitt, TX
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 4721 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX
  • 104.9 BoB FM and 92.9 Shooter FM radio station at 5501 Bagby Ave, Waco, TX

You can also order online and ship directly to The Salvation Army, 4721 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76710 or give a monetary donation which will be used to purchase supplies and backpacks at


The Stuff The Bus drive in Copperas Cove is a partnership between Copperas Cove ISD and Walmart.

Shoppers will see CCISD’s blue activity school bus outside the Walmart store on 2720 E Highway 190 Copperas Cove, TX 76522. You can drop off donations between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

That Walmart store has prepared book bags filled with required school supplies for each grade level for shoppers’ convenience.

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