Stuff the Bus


Every fall, we collect elementary school supplies for children in the Schools of Hope Reading Program to make sure our students are starting the school year ready to learn. In 2015, we collected 11,596 items with a total value of $15,765! Check out photos of the collection and some of our generous volunteers!

Interested in becoming a Schools of Hope Volunteer? Learn more. 

 

Suggested Donations:

  • Backpacks
  • 1” Three-Ring Binders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Loose-Leaf Lined Paper
  • Pencils and Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • White Printer Paper
  • Colored Printer Paper
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Stickers
  • Index Cards 
  • Glue Sticks
  • Small Scissors
  • Small Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Boxes/bags
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Paper Towel
  • Gallon/Quart Ziplock Bags
  • Office Supply Containers
  • Felt & Yarn
  • Page Protectors
  • File Folders

Public Collection Sites

Heart of West Michigan United Way - 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Drop-Off Hours: 8am-5pm

S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. 4001 Three Mile Road N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Drop-Off Hours: 8am-4pm

BioLife Plasma Services (3 Locations)
540 Center Drive, Walker, MI 49544
6331 Kenowa Ave, Grandville, MI 49418
2670 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Drop-Off Hours: 7am-7pm

Feyen Zylstra - 2396 Hillside Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Drop-off Hours: 8am-4pm

Better Business Bureau - 2627 E Beltline Ave SE Suite 320, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Drop-off Hours: 9am-4pm