Stuff the Bus 2020

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Presented by Wells Fargo

Stuff the Bus prepares kids to go back to school. Preparing for school is different this year.

No matter what school looks like this fall, we need to help limit the person-to-person spread of coronavirus. In addition to backpacks and school supplies, Stuff the Bus will provide students with disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap, and other items to keep kids and schools safe.

We surveyed hundreds of parents struggling to make ends meet. Overwhelmingly, they report that in addition to school supplies, they need help with these things.

The most effective way to help Stuff the Bus is by making a direct donation. That allows us to purchase items wholesale. Make a donation now!

Stuff the Bus is sponsored by; Wells Fargo Bank, Bay Sales, Comcast, First National Bank and Trust of Newtown, PECO, The Pennsbury Education Association (PEA) and The Pennsbury Educational Support Professionals Association (PESPA)

Make Back To School Donations To Help Children Throughout Bucks County

I want to help Stuff the Bus!

For families who are struggling to make ends meet, receiving help with back to school essentials is a heavy weight lifted. Here’s how you can help. 

  • Donate money. The easiest most effective way to help us Stuff the Bus is by making a direct donation. This ensures that we can purchase the right supplies that are required by school districts and kids can go back to school with confidence. To donate, please:
    • Pay by credit card below.
    • Send check or cash to UW Bucks, 413 Hood Boulevard Fairless Hills, PA 19030 with Stuff the Bus in the memo line.
    • To donate other back to school supplies, visit www.uwbucks.org/STBshop and select items to donate. We will compile orders and get items from a wholesale vendor or purchase items from our gift registry at Walmart and have items you select and purchase ship directly to us! 
  • Raise Money! Every donation makes a difference. Host an online fundraiser to help Bucks County kids go back to school safely. Here are some easy and fun ideas:

    • Host an online fundraiser on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/fund/UWBucks/ to start fundraising today!
    • Fundraise in your community and donate the proceeds to Stuff the Bus
      • Host a virtual walk-a-thon
      • Host a Zoom talent show
        • Talent will pay an entry fee to the host (the total gets donated to Stuff the Bus!)
      • Have your own great idea? Share it by emailing katiem@uwbucks.org.
  • Donate supplies. To limit staff and volunteer contact, we can only accept a few donated supplies this year:
    • Sturdy backpacks
    • Non-toxic hand sanitizer
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Disinfectant spray

Donations can be dropped off at the HELP Center on August 10 & 11, from 9am - 2pm or by appointment. Please contact Katie at katiem@uwbucks.org to set an appointment.

The HELP Center is located at 194 Commerce Circle, Bristol, PA 19007.

Supplies can also be dropped off at one of our other collection sites: www.uwbucks.org/stbsites

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Katie at katiem@uwbucks.org.

Host a Mini-Drive

Try hosting your own mini-drive! Our volunteers have hosted drives at work, church, with scout groups, and in their neighborhoods.

We will need all the supplies you collect by August 10 – 11. To limit the contact between staff and volunteers, the only items we are collecting this year are:

  • Sturdy backpacks, especially large ones for middle school/high school students
  • Non-toxic hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant spray

Here are some materials to get you started (but feel free to design your own):

If you have any questions, you can contact Katie Matarazzo at katiem@uwbucks.org.

Volunteer

Check back soon for volunteer opportunities! 

I need help with school supplies

Families looking for help through the Stuff the Bus can click here. 

Caseworkers or school representatives click here. 

To donate other back to school supplies, visit www.uwbucks.org/STBshop and select items to donate. We will compile orders and get items from a wholesale vendor.

To make a donation online complete the form below and click ‘donate’; you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Look for the text that says, “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available),” and click continue.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the Bucks County community, consider donating to Stuff the Bus 2020. Stuff the Bus prepares kids to go back to school, which is very different this year. We’re accepting back to school donations like disinfecting wipes, sanitizers, school supplies and more. However, the most effective and important way to donate to Stuff the Bus is through cash donations.

About Stuff The Bus

Make a Cash Donation, Donate School Supplies, Or COVID Fighting Products Like Hand Sanitizer

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We’re accepting the following items for our back to school drive:

  • Sturdy backpacks
  • Non-toxic hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant sprays
  • Cash donations

With the Coronavirus still present in the Bucks County area, children need all of the help and support they can get through our school supply donations. If you have any items listed above in your home, or you want to go out to buy some, consider donating to our back to school drive. We want to make sure that every student is prepared as possible for the school year come fall, and we can do that with our COVID donations.

If you’re looking to donate school supplies or donate disinfectant wipes, you can get in touch with us and organize a drop off time. Backpack donations are also strongly appreciated. Every student needs a sturdy backpack to carry all of their school supplies and COVID fighting products.

If you don’t want to donate school supplies or donate disinfectant wipes, but you still want to contribute, consider cash donations. Cash donations are the most effective way to ensure the safety of students going back to school in the Bucks County area. You can donate any amount of cash – any bit helps! A $25 cash donation can give 10 children non-toxic hand sanitizer to start the school year. You can donate up to $2000, which can give 50 students in the Bucks County area everything they need to be prepared for the school year.

You can also host a fundraiser to raise money for our back to school donations. Whatever way you can help those in need in the Bucks County area is much appreciated.

Back to school donations are always important, but they’re more important this year than ever before. We surveyed many parents struggling to make ends meet in the Bucks County area, and we found that backpack donations, as well as other school supplies and disinfecting products are the most needed items for the 2020 school year.

If you’re looking for a way to help out the Bucks County community, consider our school supply donations. We accept disinfectant wipes, non-toxic hand sanitizer, and backpack donations, as well as any amount of cash. Your school supply donations and COVID donations can help change the lives of many students in Bucks County.

If you’re interested in providing back to school donations for students in the area, donate to Stuff the Bus. School supplies and COVID donations are incredibly important this school year. If you’d like to learn more about our back to school donations and Stuff the Bus 2020, contact us today!