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Every year, thousands of children across the First Coast start school without essential supplies for academic success. Teachers spend hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets to stock their classrooms properly and help their students succeed. This year, due to COVID-19, so many more are experiencing financial hardship, and we expect the need for school supplies to be even greater.
Through July 31, United Way of Northeast Florida and First Coast News are joining forces to once again to Stuff the Bus, an annual initiative supporting classrooms, teachers and students in need. Donations will benefit United Way’s Full Service Schools initiative and help hundreds of teachers and more than 57,000 students in over 80 Duval County public schools.
How to help:
Make a Direct Donation
This year, with volunteer and staff safety in mind, we strongly encourage all participants to consider a monetary donation in lieu of donating physical items. The donations will be used to purchase much-needed school supplies. To make a donation now, text “classrooms” to 30306, or CLICK HERE.
Group fundraisers and supply drives
Companies, churches and other groups are invited to register as a team to support Stuff the Bus.
- Groups are strongly encouraged to host a virtual fundraiser by encouraging your members/staff to give monetary donations this year. CLICK HERE to sign up as a group and instructions will be provided upon completion.