Stuff the Bus

Collection runs July 15 - August 6, 2019

Heart of West Michigan United Way’s annual school supply drive is taking place this summer. Each year, United Way’s Stuff the Bus provides thousands of school supplies to schools in Kent County. This year, items will be distributed to elementary and middle schools in Cedar Springs, Kenowa Hills, Godfrey-Lee, Grand Rapids and Sparta.

Help us “Stuff the Bus” by donating school supplies to help ensure that local students start their school year with the necessary tools.

  • Support our local schools by hosting a collection in your workplace, church, school ect.

  • Collect school supplies starting July 15.

  • Drop off school supplies between now & August 6 at our office, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids (8a-5p M-TH, 8a-12p F)

Sponsored by

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Internal Collections

Beene Garter LLP
Dominican Center
DTE Energy
Eaton Aerospace
Federal Mogul
Fleis & VandenBrink
Hospitality Specialists, Inc. (Homewood Suites Downtown)
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Keller Williams Reality (Rivertown)
Legal Copy Services
Meritage Hospitality Group
Migrant legal Aid
Miller Johnson
Ross Medical Education Center
Spectrum Health Target

Public Drop-Off Sites

Heart of West Michigan United Way
118 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

BRAINS Main Campus
3292 North Evergreen Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

BRAINS Adult & Adolescent Clinic
2900 E. Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Cheshire Kitchen
2162 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

The Comedy Project
540 Leonard St NW
Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Connie’s Bridal Boutique
1735 28th St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519

Empire Beauty School
455 Standale Plaza NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids North
358 River Ridge Dr NW
Walker, MI 49544

Level One Bank
2355 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506


School Supplies:

  • Backpacks

  • Spiral Notebooks

  • Pocket Folders

  • Pencils and Erasers

  • Crayons

  • Colored Markers

  • Colored Pencils

  • Highlighters

  • Scissors

  • Headphones/Earbuds

  • Pens

  • Glue Sticks

  • Calculators (used ok)

Classroom Supplies:

  • Quart & Gallon Storage Bags

  • Tissues

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Antibacterial Wipes

  • Paper Towel

  • Printer paper

  • Dry Erase Markers

Schools Supported

  • Alpine Elementary School

  • Appleview Elementary School

  • Burton Elementary School

  • Campus Elementary School

  • Cedar Springs Middle School

  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School

  • Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center

  • Godfrey-Lee Elementary School

  • Ridgeview Elementary School

If you have any questions about hosting a site or would like more information about Stuff the Bus, please contact Phil Gabel,