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Welcome to Sunrise Rotary Club of Minot!
Fill the Bus

Every August, Sunrise Rotary partners with the Salvation Army in order to raise school supplies for children in need through a project called Fill the Bus. Collection boxes are placed in various businesses around Minot for the collection of school supplies. On the final collection day, a big, yellow school bus is parked outside Town & Country Credit Union during their family day. Newspaper and radio live-remote advertising encourages the community to bring school supplies to help "fill the bus". The goal is to fill the bus with pencils, notebooks, backpacks, crayons, etc.

Since 2006, we've filled more than 1,702 backpacks for students in need!

Families wishing to receive school supplies can apply through the Minot Salvation Army by calling 838-8925. Check the Sunrise Rotary calendar for this year's date.

Co-sponsors of this project include Town & Country Credit Union and Northland Bus Service.

School Supply List
New Backpacks (no wheels)
1" 3-Ring Binders
Pointed & Blunt Tip Scissors
Pencil Pouches (not boxes)
Folders - 2 pocket
Loose Leaf Paper
Wide & College Ruled Notebooks
Blue, Black and Red Pens
Yellow Highlighters
Colored Pencils
Thick Markers
24-Ct. Crayons
Pink Erasers
Glue Bottles
Glue Sticks

Kleenex Boxes
Sanitizing Wipes
Hand Sanitizer