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School supply drive for Waynesville R-VI students

AmeriCorps VISTA, in partnership with the Waynesville R-VI School District, is hosting a school supply drive called “Tools for Schools” to create individual “toolboxes for kids” that will contain everything – from headphones to pencils – that a Waynesville R-VI student needs to start the school year. The supply kits will go to students who have the need.


Individual items, complete kits and/or cash donations may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at the “Stuff the Bus” event at Walmart in St. Robert.


“Our goal is to create complete kits for students in advance of their arrival at school so that we can minimize contact, while providing students with the supplies they need,” said Tina Rowden, coordinator of grant management.


An average toolbox costs $40 and individuals may donate funds directly toward the program by making a check to the Waynesville R-VI School District and mailing it to the Community Resource Office, 12225 Pulaski Avenue, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473, or by dropping it off at the Waynesville R-VI School District Administration Office, 200 Fleetwood Drive in Waynesville. Please note “school supplies” in the memo line or on the envelope.


School supplies needed for the 2020-2021 school year are listed on each school’s website and/or under Quick Links on each school’s page.  


Donations may also be dropped off at the Snack In A Pack Room located on the west side of Williams Early Childhood Center, 12225 Pulaski Avenue, Fort Leonard Wood. Individuals should wear masks and practice social distancing.


The drive will continue through Aug. 14.


August 5, 2020


If you are a Waynesville R-VI family and need help with school supplies, please fill out the application form at by Aug. 14, 2020.