Donate school supply items now through August 7 or text STUFF to 91999 to make a monetary donation.

Help us “stuff the bus” with donated back-to-school supplies and ensure that local students start their new school year ready to learn! 

  • Collections run July 24- August 8. Each year, United Way’s Stuff the Bus provides tens of thousands of school supplies to schools in Kent County. This year, items will be distributed to elementary & middle schools in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, and Sparta.
  • Get involved by starting a collection in your workplace, church, school, etc.:
  • Drop-off school supplies between now & August 7 at our offices, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI (8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F).

Suggested Donations

  • glue sticks
  • hand sanitizers
  • pencil boxes/bags
  • erasers
  •  scissors
  • Post-It Notes
  • scientific calculators
  • Kleenex
  • backpacks
  • #2 pencils
  • crayons
  • pens
  • washable markers
  • dry erase markers, highlighters
  • colored pencils
  • folders
  • 3-ring binders
  • spiral notebooks

Donation sites

United Way Center: 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
Hours: 8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F

Kent County Macatawa Bank Locations