Cram the Van School Supply Drives Help Students and Schools

Updated 8/18/2014 - Five Cram the Van School Supply drives conducted during July and August resulted in the donation of 3,076 pounds of supplies for Okaloosa students.  As an agency of the United Way, the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation was assigned to the Niceville, Destin, Crestview and Fort Walton Wal-Mart Stores for Cram the Van drives.  Foundation and school personnel, parents and students distributed flyers and invited shoppers to “Help us Cram the Van,” and they did!

Kaye McKinley, Executive Director of Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, said, “We are grateful to the United Way for establishing Cram the Van business partnerships and for the generosity of the many Okaloosa Countians who donated supplies needed by our students.”


Help the Public Schools Foundation Cram the Van with School Supplies

Help the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, an agency of the United Way, Cram the Van with school supplies for the students of Okaloosa County.  School volunteers will receive supplies from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at these locations: 

Saturday August 2 – Fort Walton Beach Wal-Mart

Saturday August 9 – Niceville Wal-Mart

“July Cram the Van events at Niceville, Destin and Crestview Wal-Mart Stores netted 1,531 pounds of school supplies,” said Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation President, Debbie Buchanan.  “We cannot thank the community enough for their continued support in helping to provide the much needed school supplies for our students.”

Pictured above are the volunteers from Wright Elementary School.