Comedian Rickey Smiley & BJCTA hold back to school 'pack the bus - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Comedian Rickey Smiley & BJCTA hold back to school 'pack the bus' event

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Notebooks, backpacks, and more!

On Saturday, Comedian Rickey Smiley and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority held an event to make sure kids have everything they need for back to school.

The event was held at the Lakeshore Walmart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

95.7 Jamz radio station provided tunes for the event.

People were asked to donate anything included on the city's school supply list.

"I believe that education is everything. You need to have your basic necessities like your book bag, your paper, pens, pencils. A lot of kids don't have it. Some can't afford it. So that's why we are doing pack the bus," said Smiley.

Smiley says he understands the importance of ensuring that students are prepared with school supplies upon returning back to school in August.

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