Items on back-to-school lists may total above $50 for some grades.
And that can be a burden for families who might already be struggling to pay household bills and have multiple children to outfit for school.
But no student wants to be the only kid in class on the first day without a big box of fresh Crayola crayons.
So the Columbus Sunrise Rotary, in collaboration with 16 other area organizations, is asking for the community to help "Fill the Bus" with donations this weekend at the west side Walmart.
A school bus will be parked outside Walmart, 2025 Merchant Mile, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
For more on this story, see Friday's Republic.