- When school starts up again in the fall, buses usually fill with kids.
But Parsons of Eagle River car dealership is filling buses with school supplies for their second annual Fill the Bus fundraiser.
The car dealership began collecting school supplies last week for their month long fundraiser to benefit kids in the Northland Pines and Phelps school districts.
"Last year our new car manager, Brandee, and some others sat down and came up with this idea to help the local schools. It was such a success last year we decided to try it again this year," said Parsons Eagle River co-owner Jenny Gretzinger.
Parsons partners with Schilleman's Bus Service to bring the big yellow school bus to the parking lot of Parsons for the month. The two decided a fundraiser for schools would be most helpful for the community.
"Up here we find that there's a lot of families in need of school supplies and it's expensive to send a kid back to school. And so we thought it was something we could do to help our community and our customers," said Gretzinger.
Parsons Fill the Bus Drive
Parsons has supply lists on their website and Facebook page. The fundraiser runs through August 21st.