United Way of Bucks County prepares children to go back to school.
Stuff the Bus is our annual back-to-school supply drive. United Way of Bucks County wants to ensure that every student has the tools – and confidence – that they need to excel in the classroom.
HOW TO GET HELP
To be eligible for Stuff the Bus, your child(ren) must be; in need, a resident of Bucks County, PA, and entering grades K-12.
Registration for Stuff the Bus will open in August of 2022. Please check back for updates.
**Please note that submitting an application DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive school supplies. We try our best to help as many people as possible, but we depend on community support. **
Please click below to learn more about registration requirements.
Please fill out the form completely and accurately. Be sure your contact information is current in case we need to contact you.
To pick up your school supplies, you will need to bring documentation to your scheduled pick-up. We are unable to provide you with school supplies without documentation — no exceptions.
To receive school supplies, you will need to bring a copy of one (1) of the following, which we will keep for our records, and a valid photo ID showing a local address (we will check this, but don’t need a copy):
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- Copy of free or reduced lunch form for current school year
- Copy of “ACCESS” Card
- A brief letter from a school nurse, guidance counselor, or social worker stating that they know your family and you are in need of school supplies
- A brief letter from the leader of your faith-based organization on their letterhead stating that they know your family and you are in need of school supplies
- Letter of separation or reduced hours from employer
If you are a caseworker from a United Way Member agency or a school district representative, please fill out the form completely and accurately. Be sure your contact information is current in case we need to contact you.
**Note: This program is exclusively for families with a significant need. Caseworkers from United Way Member agencies will be asked upon completion of this form to upload a list of recipients. Please list the following: child(ren)’s first name OR first initial and last name, sex (m/f), school district, age, race/ethnicity (This is not required for school district representatives).
Unfortunately, we will be unable to fulfill requests that do not include the required information.
Click here to download the template for your registration list (please only use this template). You can upload this directly to the form when you complete your registration below.
**Member Agencies and School districts must compile ALL requests into one registration submission.**
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Who is eligible for Stuff the Bus? To be eligible, your child(ren) must be; in need, a resident of Bucks County, PA, and be entering grades K-12. The person making this request must be the primary caregiver (except if you are a school or agency representative making a request for your organization). Please do not apply if your child(ren) do not meet the above criteria.
How long will you accept requests for? We will accept requests as long as we believe we can meet them based on community donations.
How will I know if I am approved? Upon successful completion of this form, you will be sent a confirmation email to verify that your submission was received. Once all submissions are received and reviewed, you will be emailed an approval with pick-up instructions if your request can be filled.
How will I know if I haven’t been approved? You will receive an email explaining why your application was not approved.
I didn’t receive a confirmation email. Did you get my submission? If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam/junk email folder. Please make sure to fill out all required fields designated by an asterisk (*).
Who do I contact if my child(ren) are not eligible? If you need help but your children do not qualify, please contact 2-1-1.
Who can I contact if I have other questions? If you have a question not addressed here, please email Katie Matarazzo at email@example.com.
To register, please fill out the form below (form will be available in August 2022).