Every year when the holiday season rolls around, it's great to see communities around the world get into the spirit of giving. It's also a good time to remember to give to those that could use some extra help. If you're looking for a positive way to contribute to those in need in the Bismarck-Mandan area, there's a worthwhile charity you can get involved with next week.

Bis-Man Transit and Carrie's Kids are teaming up to "Stuff the Bus." Bis-Man Transit will be providing a CAT bus for six days that will be accepting donations in different locations each day.

Carrie's Kids has been a 501(c)3 nonprofit for six years, but has been doing work around the community since 2006. Founded by Carrie Grosz, the nonprofit has a variety of programs that aim to make sure kids and their families utilize all the local agencies and organizations that help ensure they meet all their basic needs such as shoes, school supplies, clothes, and more.

The Bis-Man Transit Building and Superior Silk Screen will also be accepting donations for the cause.


Where to go

Locations are open 8 am. to 7 p.m. each day.

• Dec. 3: 500 Burlington St. S.E., Mandan

• Dec. 4: 3101 N. 11th St., Bismarck

• Dec. 5: 1190 W. Turnpike Ave., Bismarck

• Dec. 6: 3103 Yorktown Drive, Bismarck

• Dec. 7: 835 S. Washington St., Bismarck

• Dec. 8: K-Mart at 2625 State St., Bismarck


Needed items

• Warm winter gloves

• Snow boots

• Snow Pants

• Brand New Tennis Shoes (all sizes)

• Boys pants sizes 5 to 16

• Backpacks

• Colored Pencils

• Bottled glue

• Glue sticks

• Black sharpies

• Yellow Highlighters

• Composition notebooks

• Folders

• Binders

• Juice boxes

• Spaghetti

• Spaghetti sauce

• Chicken noodle soup

• Tomato soup

• Crackers

• Syrup

• Pancake mix

• Bottled water

• Individual fruit cups

• Pre-sweetened dry cereal

• Paper towels

• Granola bars

• Individual bags of chips

• Macaroni and cheese

• Package Ramen

• Trail mix

• Children’s snacks

• Pudding cups

• Cash for fresh food like milk, cheese, yogurt, bread, meat, hamburger, breakfast sausage, and butter.

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