United Way of Bucks County is asking community members to support its annual school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.
The drive, which runs through the end of August, provides essential supplies to local families in need. According to the National Retail Federation, 2023 is projected to be the most expensive back-to-school shopping season in history.
“Stuff the Bus ensures that every child in our community has the tools they need to succeed academically,” said Marissa Christie, president and CEO at United Way of Bucks County. “Not only that, but it also sends a powerful message of hope and support to kids. No matter the reason their families need help, we’re showing them that Bucks County cares.”
As the largest back-to-school project in the community, Stuff the Bus serves every school district in Bucks County and 17 nonprofit partners. The program distributed more than 3,300 backpacks to K-12 students in 2022.
United Way emphasized that the most effective way to help Stuff the Bus is by making a direct donation. The nonprofit can then purchase the exact supplies required by school districts at a deep discount, which saves time and money.
Donations can be made at uwbucks.org/stuffthebus or by check, mailed to United Way of Bucks County at 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030, with Stuff the Bus written in the memo line.