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Mustang Schools holds #FillTheBus event to benefit toy drive

Mustang students work to #FillTheBus, a Mustang Public Schools campaign that benefited the Mustang Fire Department's toy drive. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Mustang students work to #FillTheBus, a Mustang Public Schools campaign that benefited the Mustang Fire Department's toy drive. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Four buses full of toys and students eager to help unload them arrived at the Mustang Fire Department recently as part of the #FillTheBus Campaign to benefit the Mustang Fire Department's toy drive.

Each Mustang Public Schools' school site and the Mustang Education Resource Center began collecting toys in early November, and the end result was a donation of more than 1,500 items that helped over 400 families and about 900 kids in Canadian County.

#FillTheBus originated a few years ago at Mustang Middle School with a service project for their STRIVE (Students Taking Responsibility, Initiative, & Valuing Everyone) class of about 45 students. Their assignment was to “dream big,” said Kameron Hill, Mustang North Middle School assistant principal.

“If money were no object, what would you do to leave a mark?” That mark has now expanded to its own hashtag and across the Mustang school district.

“Mustang Schools rocked it again this year — #FillTheBus,” according to the Mustang Fire Department Facebook page. All toys went toward Santa's Toy Shoppe for Eastern Canadian County struggling families.

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