your car. The Load The Bus For Kids school supply drive kicks off today at 3. Pens, crayons, notebook paper and backpacks are just some of the many items children need. wdbj7 Mornin's Alison Parker is live at the Valley View Walmart with why schools need the community's help. The back to school season can be a really exciting time for families. But for those who have trouble making ends meet, it can be stressful. I'm here with Rita Bishop and Lorraine Lange, City and County superintendents. Roanoke City saw more than 600 homeless children just in the last school year. Rita, describe the need and why it's important for the community to help? Lorraine, what difference can school supplies make in a child's education? Load the Bus for Kids kicks off today from 3 to 7, and again tomorrow from 11 to 3. It's at three Walmart locations -- here at Valley View, Bonsack and Clearbrook.