With the new school year upon us, we want to help children in our area head back to the classroom with the necessary resources to learn and succeed despite their family’s financial limitations.

We’re Mike and Tricia, and with your help we can assist children in need with basic school supplies via our 23rd Annual Mike and Tricia Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive.

If you’d like to help our cause, simply purchase whatever amount of school supplies you wish to donate on our behalf from the wish-list below and drop them off at any Western Tech campus or First Light Federal Credit Union branch in El Paso or Las Cruces through July 26, 2019.

All supplies collected will be donated to the various charitable organizations we have been contributing to annually.

And new this year, we've teamed up with Khalid’s namesake non-profit, The Great Khalid Foundation, and a portion of the supplies will be presented to it in support of its back to school goal of providing school supplies for the entire sixth grade level from three El Paso schools; one middle school with the most in-need students in EPISD, SISD, and YISD.

Look for the official Mike & Tricia Stuff the Bus donation box at the locations listed below. Supplies can also be dropped off at the radio station, 4180 N. Mesa, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. through the end of July.

Western Tech

Main Campus, 9624 Plaza Circle
Diana Campus, 9451 Diana

First Light Federal Credit Union El Paso/Las Cruces

Pike Branch 1635 Pike Rd
Zaragoza Branch 2200 N Zaragoza
East Fort Bliss 20727 Constitution Ave
Kenworthy Branch 9993 Kenworthy St
Lee Trevino Branch 1555 N. Lee Trevino Dr
North Desert Branch 5050 N. Desert Blvd
William Beaumont Army Medical Center 5005 N. Piedras
Del Rey Branch 3105 Del Rey Blvd. Las Cruces
Foster Branch 300 East Foster Rd. Las Cruces
Lohman Branch 3791 E. Lohman Ave. Las Cruces

What to Donate

The items listed below are the basic, essential supplies most students are required to have at the start of the school year.

Backpack - 17” full size backpack
Binders - 1.5”
Loose Leaf Paper - college ruled
Notebooks - 1 subject
Glue Sticks - 3 pack
Colored Pencils - 24 pack
Folders w/Prongs & Pockets
Erasers - 3 pack
Composition Notebooks
Pencil Pouches - plastic with zipper
Highlighters - 4 pack
Pencils - 12 count box
Pens - red
Pens - black/ blue