Stuff the Bus!

Give Students in Need the Tools to Succeed in School

Volunteers Needed
Our 5th Annual Stuff the Bus initiative, which collects schools supplies to  help students who may be homeless,  go to school with increased confidence and with the supplies needed to perform successfully in the classroom, kicks off June 21st at the Cabrillo Family Resource Center and concludes with our huge stuffing event August 4-7.  We have volunteer opportunities ranging from assisting with Family Resource Center relocation to sorting and organizing backpacks and supplies.  Help make a difference in children’s' lives.

What is Stuff the Bus?
An initiative of United Way Monterey County, Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families, promotes learning, encourages self-esteem and helps kids stay in school.  It’s more than a backpack.  It’s the first step to prepare students for a fulfilling, successful future. . .

Setting Children Up For Success
Stuff the Bus  provides students who are  homeless — living in shelters, sheds, garages, other places not fit for human habitation — the supplies they need to succeed in class.  In 2016, there are over 7,129 students living in these conditions.

Why is This Important?
The number of homeless students in Monterey County has increased each of the past five years.  There 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 for Stuff the Bus 2015- as well as our Facebook and our sponsors below      


2015 Stuff the Bus Sponsors 2015 In-Kind Support

Make sure your child goes back to school ready to learn

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