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KCSD, Walmart partner again to ‘pack a bus’

Posted: July 29, 2014 5:22 p.m.
Updated: July 30, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Camden Walmart customers know that it’s back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart’s annual “Pack A Bus” campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.

“This is a great tradition in our back to school efforts,” Kershaw County School District Superintendent Frank Morgan said. “We greatly appreciate the help from Walmart and its customers to provide school supplies to our neediest students so that they can start off the school year well prepared.”

Last year, Walmart customers donated almost 5,000 items to needy students -- nearly triple the amount from the previous year.

Camden Walmart Shift Manager Brian Dickert said the store will have a list of classroom school supplies so shoppers can pick out whatever items they like and label the bags with school names they would like to support.

To show appreciation to Walmart customers, representatives from each of the district’s 20 schools will serve as store greeters Friday and Saturday during tax-free weekend.

Morgan said that in addition to the supplies that the schools receive from Walmart’s customers, the store will provide grants to the schools with the greatest participation.

“Walmart is a great partner to our schools and students,” Morgan said.

Dickert said customers can shop for any school at any time during the two-week promotion, not just during the time when that school’s representatives are present. School greeters will be in the Walmart store with the following schedule:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jackson School -- 9 to 10 a.m.

North Central Middle School -- 10 to 11 a.m.

Lugoff Elementary School -- 11 a.m. to noon

Lugoff-Elgin High -- noon to 1 p.m.

Lugoff-Elgin Middle -- 1 to 2 p.m.

Camden Middle -- 2 to 3 p.m.

North Central High -- 3 to 4 p.m.

Stover Middle -- 4 to 5 p.m.

Pine Tree Hill Elementary -- 5 to 6 p.m.

Wateree Elementary -- 6 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

ATEC -- 9 to 10 a.m.

Baron DeKalb Elementary -- 10 to 11 a.m.

Bethune Elementary -- 11 a.m. to noon

Mt. Pisgah Elementary -- noon to 1 p.m.

Blaney Elementary -- 1 to 2 p.m.

Camden Elementary -- 2 to 3 p.m.

Camden High -- 3 to 4 p.m.

Midway Elementary -- 4 to 5 p.m.

Continuous Learning Center -- 5 to 6 p.m.

Doby’s Mill Elementary -- 6 to 7 p.m.


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