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Hutchinson Fire Department Raises $89,643.05 During Area School Drive


By the Hutchinson Fire Department


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — In just three days the Hutchinson Fire Department’s (HFD) 2023 School Supply Drive raised $89,643.05 for the children of Reno County.

In just its sixth year, donations surpassed the 2022 drive total by a little over $20,000. Each year HFD teams up with area teachers from Reno County School Districts in order to identify items that children in the community need. After the needs have been identified, HFD gets started planning the event. 

Entrance doors at school supply outlet stores in Hutchinson are manned for local donations. Supplies are then sorted, boxed, and taken to the schools where these donations can be utilized by the teachers. Teachers distribute to their students as needs arise. This process, several years in the making, has been honed to ensure accountability at each step of the process.

HFD would like to thank the great citizens of Hutchinson and the surrounding area for coming out and supporting HFD in this great cause for our children. HFD would also like to thank our corporate sponsors Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hutchinson, RCB Bank, as well as the support from their employees to help raise donations and make this year’s school supply drive a huge success. Supplies will be distributed August 3rd and August 4th to thirty-four schools in Reno County that include USD 308, 309, 313, private schools, and alternative learning schools.