Stuff the Bus!

Stuff the Bus Gets Kids Ready to Learn!

Stuff the Bus is Back!

Join us!

Stuff The Bus is an initiative of United Way Monterey County focused on helping send vulnerable students around Monterey County  back to school ready to learn. Vulnerable students include homeless and foster youth who frequently underperform in school due to the stress of unstable households.  In 2014, there were over 5,800 students living in homeless or near homeless conditions. Stuff the Bus is an effort to collect donated school supplies to help those students go to school with confidence and with the material supplies needed to perform successfully in the classroom. Join us this year and donate much needed school supplies to needy children.

How does it work?

Backpacks are distributed to students through the Homeless Liaison for each district in partnership with the Monterey County Office of Education.  Liaisons will ensure that the backpacks go to the children with the most need. 

How Can You Help?

  • DROP OFF SUPPLIES: Use the shopping list and check the list of Sponsor Bus Locations & drop off school supplies in one of the United Way Monterey County Buses at the location of your choice!
  • VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME: Check out the list of times available to volunteer to help sort and stuff the backpacks that will be given to children in need. CLICK HERE
  • DONATE: Help United Way Monterey County ensure that every backpack has the supplies that each child needs by donating to our Stuff the Bus Fund! CLICK HERE

Check out our photos  and videos for Stuff the Bus! 2014 Kickoff as well as our Facebook and our sponsors below






Stuff the Bus Sponsors In-Kind Support

Make sure your child goes back to school ready to learn

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