The first event to prepare students for the up-coming school year was held Saturday morning.
OfficeMax teamed up with the Bryan-College Station Junior League to help Stuff The Bus. Stuff The Bus is an annual drive put on by the league to collect school supplies for students who may not have them at the start of the next school year.
This year, organizers say there are 10,000 students from the Bryan-College Station School Districts who will not have school supplies. Despite early rain showers, the event had a nice turn out, thanks in part to free food and festivities.
OfficeMax's Business Solutions Specialist Courtney Palacios helped recruit sponsors for Saturday's interactive event. Palacios said the partnership was easy to be a part of.
"I thought this was a great chance to get Bryan and College Station students supplies," Palacios said. "We already have packages made, super cheap. It's just a win-win situation for everybody involved."
The BCS Junior League Vice President of Community Cherry Kay Wolf said the public responded in a great way and is excited about kids being able to start the first day of school on the right foot.
"We got a lot of the community that's coming in and donating supplies, donating money that we can use to buy the supplies with," Wolf said.
Eight more Stuff the Bus activities are scheduled from now through the end of August.