Greater Ottawa County United Way will host its annual Stuff the Bus School Supply and Backpack Drive from Monday, July 20 through Monday, August 3. Community members are invited to donate school supplies and backpacks for local kids at 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.
Donations can also be made by texting BUS to 30306.
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.
At the end of August, Stuff the Bus backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to local kids in need.
Stuff the Bus is a collaboration of Greater Ottawa County United Way, The Salvation Army and Grand Haven Area Public Schools. Two Men and a Truck supplies the collection boxes and helps drop off and pick up boxes during the drive.
To learn more, or to get involved, contact Shannon: email@example.com or call 616.610.1338.
DONATE BELOW TO HELP KIDS RECEIVE THE BACKPACKS & SCHOOL SUPPLIES THEY NEED: