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Our sister station Q99 is teaming up with Roanoke Valley school systems to help deserving children receive necessary school supplies when they return to class. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones. (Continue reading for the full schedule.)

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It’s called “Pack the Bus”, now in its 12th year. Q99 sets up shop in WalMart lots along with a school bus. They ask you to donate school supplies, donations go straight onto a school bus from that locality’s school system. The schools then determine which children are most deserving and in need of the donated supplies. “Pack the Bus” has collected more than $400,000 in school supplies in its first 11 years.

Here is the schedule for the rest of this week:

Tuesday, August 9th

Radford 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Salem 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Christiansburg 4:00-7:00 PM

Valley View 4:00-7:00 PM


Wednesday, August 10th

Bonsack 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Lynchburg-Wards Rd. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Bedford 4:00-7:00 PM

Roanoke-Clearbrook 4:00-7:00 PM


Thursday, August 11th

Covington 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Lexington 11:00 AM-2:00 PM


Friday, August 12th

Rocky Mount 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Pearisburg 11:00 AM-2:00 PM