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Stuff the Bus

"The best poverty prevention tool we have is education."

For over 10 years, United Way of Frederick County's Stuff the Bus school supply collection campaign has ensured that every child has the school supplies they need to do homework, take tests, and complete science and art projects. Stuff the Bus is a partnership between United Way of Frederick County, area businesses and large number of community partners to enable every child's success by having the necessary school supplies. In 2018, Stuff the Bus is responsible for collecting over 85,000 individual school supplies providing thousands of students a better opportunity to learn.


For a list of accepted Stuff the Bus supplies, please click here.

Make a monetary gift to Stuff the Bus here.

If your child or a child you know needs school supplies for the next school year, please see the below flyer with information on the 2019 school supply distribution sites:

If your business would like to host a collection drive, visit this link to register.

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

Collection drive ends August 14th.

Volunteer With Us!

*Family Friendly Opportunity

We are in need in of volunteers to help pick up the school supply donations from the local businesses and sort the supplies on the buses to prepare them for distribution.

We will have 15 buses this year and will need 6 volunteers per bus. We will also need volunteers to meet at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (199 North Pl, Frederick, MD 21701) around 12pm to help load in items and sort.

See details below

When: Wednesday August 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (a light breakfast and lunch will be provided)

Where: We will be meeting at the FCPS Warehouse located at 33 Thomas Johnson Drive.

Sign up here!

Thank you to our 2019 Community Public Drop-Off Sites

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