Stuff the Bus

 

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Each year, United Way of Frederick County works with local community partners to collect donations of school supplies to provide students with the supplies they need to start the school year. The goal of United Way's Stuff the Bus program is to ensure that students in Frederick County have the tools and support they need to learn. 

100% of your contributions will support Stuff the Bus!

Here are some examples of what your donations purchase:

  $15 buys pencils, markers, and crayons for one kindergarten student

 $30 supports one elementary student with basic supplies

 $50 provides a middle school student with basic supplies and notebooks/binders

  $100 buys a high school student basic supplies and some of the required learning tools


Thank you to our Stuff the Bus Partners:         

 

Frederick Stake - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Special acknowledgement to Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and Backpacks for Bright Futures for their tremendous support of the City of Frederick supply drive and distribution. 

Feeder Schools/Distribution Centers: Brunswick, Catoctin, Frederick Area (FHS, GTJHS, THS), Linganore, Oakdale, Middletown, and Walkersville.

United Way is pleased to have so many outstanding community partners for the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. Frederick County Public Schools, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brunswick Ecumenical Assistance Committee on Needs (BEACON), Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP), Glade Family Community Services (GVCS), Catoctin Area partners, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Urbana Food Pantry and Emergency Relief Fund help make Stuff the Bus a huge success. 

 

Stuff the Bus is made possible thanks to our sponsors

...and donors like you.  Thank you!

 

Donate today!

 

2022 Participating Public Drop-Off Locations will be updated on an ongoing basis:

Calvary United Methodist Church

Common Market Co-op

Dairy Maid Dairy LLC

DeLeon & Stang CPAs

FCB Bank

Frederick Air

Frederick Foot and Ankle

Frederick Health

Hood College

i9 Sports

J Bar W Ranch (during show nights only 7/16, 8/3, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17)

Literacy Council of Frederick County

M&T Bank

Macy's

Market Street Boba & Beans

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

McLaughlin Family Chiropractic

Middletown Valley Bank

Monocacy Brewing Company

Patriot Federal Credit Union

Prospect Point Brewing

Pure Barre

Rich Ropp Group

Seton Family Store

SkyPoint Federal Credit Union 

Sports Clips Haircuts of Frederick Clemson Corner

Sports Clips Haircuts of Frederick Westview Village

Spring Arbor Senior Living

Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Staples (for Aug 3 pickup day)

Taney Avenue KinderCare

Westview KinderCare

Stay tuned for information on when and where you can receive school supply assistance in 2023.

 

Not sure what to donate? Look no further! Download Needed School Supply Items Here!

Elementary School Most Needed Items

Glue Sticks

Crayons

Markers

Dry Erase Markers

Headphones

Composition Books

Two pocket Folders

Scissors

Ziploc Bags

Kleenex

Pencil Boxes

Pencils

Pencil Sharpeners

Backpacks

Middle School Most Needed Items

Two Pocket Folders

Loose Leaf Paper

Spiral Notebooks

Pens, Pencils, Markers Highlighters

Colored pencils

Pencil Sharpeners

Calculators

Binders

Rulers

Backpacks

Glue Sticks

Headphones

Composition books

Scissors

Dividers

High School Most-Needed Items

Paper and Notebooks

Folders

College-ruled paper Spiral Notebooks

Pens, Pencils, and Highlighters

Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpeners

Calculators

Binders

Rulers

Backpacks

Download a Stuff the Bus donation flyer

Download a Stuff the Bus promotional flyer to help spread the word

Watch the 2022 Stuff the Bus video

Watch the 2022 wrap-up video here.

 

In 2022, hundreds of bins of supplies were collected and thousands of items were purchased with donor gifts. Total Items & Value: An estimated 90,358 items valued at $75,054 were distributed to Frederick County students. 

See the 2022 Stuff the Bus Report on Activities.

Each year, United Way of Frederick County works with local partners to collect donations of school supplies to provide students with the supplies they need to start the school year. 

Kids in our community need the tools and support to learn - now more than ever.  

The goal of United Way's Stuff the Bus program is to ensure that every student in Frederick County has the tools and support they need to learn. This program provides students with the supplies they need to start the school year through generous donations from our community.