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9th Annual Stuff the Bus

The best poverty prevention tool we have is education 

Ensuring that children have the supplies they need to do their homework, take tests, and complete science and art projects is a simple but important way we can help them get their education and succeed in school.

That's why each fall United Way engages local businesses and individuals in a "Stuff the Bus" collection drive. In 2016, over 1,500 FCPS students benefited from the drive, more than 77 collection sites were set up, and 33,000+ items were collected in five school buses. This year, 85 volunteers in ten buses collected from 110 collection sites and received over 70,000 supplies, over twice as much as before!

If you couldn't make it to one of the locations, you can make learning possible by donating online. Giving through our website is easy and secure. Simply click here to give now.

If your child or a child you know could make use of new school supplies for the next school year, please call 2-1-1 to learn more about how to connect with our initiative.

For more information, please contact Joyce Kwamena-Poh at (240-578-4009) or

Collection drive began July 5th and ended August 9th this year.

A huge thank you to our 2017 Community Public Drop-Off Sites:

Download a poster of needed school supplies to hang up for your collection drive

Download a poster with distribution site information for students in need of school supplies

Para acceder al listado de lugares de distribución para los estudiantes en necesidad de útiles escolares haga clic aquí (List of distribution sites in Spanish)