HELP US STUFF THE BUS

Donate school supplies now through August 6 or text STUFF to 91999 to make a monetary donation of your choice.

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 23- August 6. Each year, United Way’s Stuff the Bus provides tens of thousands of school supplies to K-12 schools in Kent County. This year, items will be distributed to elementary & middle schools in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, and Sparta.
  • Get involved by starting a collection in your workplace, church, school, etc. Sign up here.
  • Drop-off school supplies between now & August 6 at our offices, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI (8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F).


Public Donation Sites

Heart of West Michigan United Way: 118 Commerce Ave SW
Macatawa Bank: All West Michigan Locations
Menards: 4151 Alpine Ave

For more information about how to host a collection site, volunteer, donate or to help sponsor Stuff the Bus; please contact Phil Gabel, pgabel@hwmuw.org.

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Suggested Donations

  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 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
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Thank you to our sponsors

  CLASSROOM SPONSOR

CLASSROOM SPONSOR

  STUDENT SPONSOR

STUDENT SPONSOR


Thank You to our Collection Sites

Alpine Township
Aspen Surgical
Autodie LLC
BDO USA, LLP
Beene Garter LLP
Comcast
CompHealth
Eaton Aerospace
Fifth Third Bank
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber, Inc

Graybar LLC
Greatland Corporation
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Kellogg Company
Member First Mortgage
Miller Johnson
PlanSource
Spectrum Health
Steelcase
Target