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).

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

Donation sites

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

Menards: 4151 Alpine Ave, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Hours: 6:30a-10p M-Sat, 8a-8p Sun

Macatawa Bank – All West Michigan locations

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