Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus

Basic school supplies can cost parents an average of $200 per child.

For families struggling to make ends meet, this could mean choosing between buying school supplies or putting food on the table.

On July 30 and 31, more than 1,200 volunteers will join United Way to provide essential school supplies to students in need at our annual Stuff the Bus Day of Action.

Because of the generosity of our neighbors and our community’s workforce, every student at more than 14 Metro Nashville Public Schools will receive a backpack full of supplies to start the year off right.

To learn more about the importance of Stuff the Bus, click here

Here’s how you can help:

  • Encourage your workplace to start a collection drive. Email
  • Volunteer on July 30 from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. or volunteer on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both volunteer days will take place at Nissan Stadium. Times are subject to change. Register to volunteer here.
  • Purchase teacher supplies from our Amazon Wish List
  • Donate directly to Stuff the Bus here.

Together, we can ensure kids have the supplies they need to start the school year ready to learn.




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