More than 5,000 kids under five years old live in poverty in Lincoln. With school back in session, supplies can put an extra strain on those families when money is already tight. Community Action Partnerships wants to help ease that financial burden.
The group helps those students by stuffing a bus full of all the supplies kids could need. On Saturday, that bus was at the Wal-Mart on N. 27th street where plenty of people stopped by to donate to drop off a donation. While it's ultimately about making sure students have what they need, it also adds a boost of confidence in the classroom.
"When kids have school supplies and they're ready to go back to school, they feel confident, they are happy, they're excited to go back to school,” said Heather Tahtinen with CAP.
Crayons, glue, pencils and notebooks go right back to students in need. If you were unable to make it to the Stuff the Bus event, you can stop by the CAP office at 210 O St. any weekday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off school supplies.