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United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s Fill the Bus School Supply Drive is BACK! Every year, Fill the Bus benefits more than 4,000 elementary, middle, and high school students identified as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and/or families struggling to make ends meet. This initiative seeks to lessen the strain on already strapped household budgets in Bossier and Caddo Parishes and provides students with the school supplies necessary for a successful school year. With inflation rising, school supplies prices continue to soar, as the National Retail Federation reports that families with K-12 children in the United States plan to spend $864 on school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils, backpacks, and lunchboxes.

You can help ensure all children have the opportunity to achieve success in the classroom by volunteering or shopping and donating school supplies at participating Walmart Supercenters listed below.



Shop at the participating Walmart Supercenters on the dates and at the times listed below to purchase and donate school supplies for students attending Bossier Parish Schools and Caddo Parish Public Schools. A list of the supplies needed will be provided upon arrival, or scroll down further to view our school supply list.

Caddo Parish

Friday, July 21st, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 22nd, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29th, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

July 21st & 22nd | 1125 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105

July 29th | 4701 Northport Blvd, Shreveport, LA 71107

Bossier Parish

Friday, August 4th, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 5th, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter

2536 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111


Can’t make it to Fill the Bus? No problem! You can shop for school supplies through our Walmart registry online today!


Shreve Memorial Library, Bossier Parish Libraries, and RRCU have partnered with United Way of Northwest Louisiana to collect school supplies at their locations. Shop on your own time at your favorite store(s), and see the dates and locations below for information on where and when to donate your supplies. Scroll further to view the list of supplies accepted.

Shreve memorial library

Accepting School Supplies: July 10th – August 18th

Location: Any Shreve Memorial Library branch. Click here to find a branch near you.


Bossier Parish Libraries

Accepting School Supplies: July 14th – August 7th

Location: Any Bossier Parish Libraries branch. Click here to find a branch near you.



Red River Credit Union is hosting a crayon drive at its Fern branch and is accepting all other supplies at its other branches.

Accepting School Supplies: July 14th – August 2nd

Location: Please visit their Fern branch to support the crayon drive. Click here to find a branch near you in Shreveport to donate all other supplies.


North Caddo Medical Center

Accepting School Supplies: Now – August 18th

Location: 815 S Pine St, Vivian, LA 71082 


Accepting School Supplies: Now – August 18th

Location: 5948 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107

school supplies needed


No 2 Pencils

Glue Sticks/Liquid Glue

Pencil Pouches

Filler Paper (Wide Rule)

2” binders

3” binders

Index Cards


Construction Paper


Hand sanitizer


Freezer Bags (Gallon)


Color Pencils



Black/Blue Ink Pens

Graph Paper

Volunteer applications have closed for Fill the Bus 2023. If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please visit https://unitedwaynwla.org/volunteer-form/

thank you to our sponsorS!