Stuff the Bus!

Thanks to YOU 2,800 Students Received the Tools to Succeed!

What are the results for Stuff the Bus?
Because of the generous sponsors, donors and volunteers from throughout our community, 2,800 new, fully stuffed backpacks were distributed to children who are homeless or in great need. See a list of our sponsors below and pictures of the launch event, the backpack "stuffing" and delivery. Stuff the Bus helps PROMOTE LEARNING, ENCOURAGE SELF-ESTEEM AND KEEP KIDS IN SCHOOL. It’s the first step to prepare students for a fulfilling, successful future. 

There are 7,129 students in Monterey County who are homeless. Stuff the Bus helps these kids start school equipped with the supplies they need to be ready to learn.  Backpacks were distributed throughout the county by Homeless Liaisons in each school district in partnership with the Monterey County Office of Education.

Why is This Important?
The number of homeless students in Monterey County has increased each of the past five years.  Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families with school-aged children who are homelessness or nearly homeless. It’s more than a backpack.   Check out our Stuff the Bus FAQs for more infoThere is still much to be done so that every student has the required school supplies their families cannot afford.  We look forward to continuing our efforts to serve families throughout the year with Pathways to Stability and other services that help families.

"My husband is the only one working and it's hard when we have to buy uniforms and school supplies for three kids at once."


“I got crayons, markers and color pencils and I get to carry them to school in my new backpack.”



Check out our photos from this year's Stuff the Bus kick-off as well as our Facebook. 



Make sure your child goes back to school ready to learn

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