Stuff the Bus

stuff the bus backpack & school supply drive July 20-August 3, 2020

Community members are invited to donate school supplies and backpacks for local kids at one of two locations:

Community Action House at 345 West 14th St., Holland, MI 49423. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30am and 4:00-5:00pm.

Tri-cities Family YMCA at 1 Y Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417. Box in their vestibule. Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.

 

Backpacks and school supplies are needed for elementary, middle school and high school students both for in-person learning and virtual learning. Here are the lists of needed supplies:

Elementary*: backpacks, earbuds/headphones, Clorox wipes, dry erase markers & erasers, scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, washable markers, large erasers, spiral notebooks, 3-ring binders, Post-it notes, composition notebooks, pencil sharpeners, two-pocket folders, pencil top erasers, construction paper, cardstock/tagboard, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, face masks

Middle School*: backpacks, earbuds/headphones, dry erase markers, Post-it notes, highlighters, 3-ring binders, loose leaf and/or notebooks, erasers, blank notecards, folders, composition notebooks, canvas pencil/supply cases, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, face masks

High School*: backpacks, earbuds/headphones, 3-ring binders, loose leaf and/or notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, Post-it notes, highlighters, markers, erasers, composition notebooks, canvas pencil/supply cases, dry erase markers & erasers, index cards, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, face masks

Students continuing their education virtually in the Fall are still in need of: flashcards, note pads, journals, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes

*Please drop off all in-person school supplies in completed backpacks to limit contact/sorting by our volunteers.

 

Need a backpack?

At the end of August, Stuff the Bus backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to local kids in need. 

Contact:

The Salvation Army in Grand Haven: 616.842.3380

The Salvation Army in Holland: 616.392.4461

 

Questions? Contact Shannon: sbehm@ottawaunitedway.org or call 616.610.1338.

Would you rather donate online or text to donate? Text BUS to 30306 or donate below.

 

DONATE BELOW to help kids receive the backpacks & school supplies they need: