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What is Stuff the Bus?

United Way of Lake County’s Stuff the Bus drive seeks to provide students from low-income families with new school supplies; preparing them for their academic studies, building their self-esteem, and setting them up for success.

We need your help to collect the supplies that these young children require to excel in their studies. 

By participating in Stuff the Bus, you're doing more than collecting supplies, you're making sure that our most at-risk kids have everything they need to start the school year off ready to learn.

Learn how you can get involved and view our school supply wish list below.

Ways to Get Involved

1. DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Launch your own school supply collection drive. Collect school supplies at your company, with your friends, or in your community from now through July 7.

You collect the supplies and deliver them to United Way of Lake County by July 7.

Fill out the form below to let us know that you’re interested. We will email you with all the information you need, including promotional materials.

Interest Form

2. DONATE MONEY

Each $34 donation will provide one student with a backpack full of supplies. Click the "Donate" button below to learn more about giving options.

DONATE HERE

Basic Supply Wish List

We need your help to collect the following (brand new) school supplies:

  • Backpacks – 17” plain, single or dual color
  • Spiral notebooks, wide ruled
  • 2-inch binders
  • Index cards
  • Pink erasers
  • Folders with pockets
  • Crayola crayons, 24 count
  • Crayola colored pencils, 12 count
  • Crayola markers, 10 count
  • Large glue sticks
  • Student scissors
  • Pencil pouches or cases
  • Yellow highlighters, 2 pack
  • #2 pencils, 12 pack
  • Facial tissues
  • Pencil sharpeners with shaving catcher
  • Pens
  • Sticky notes

Supplemental Supply Wish List

We also need your help to collect the following (brand new) supplemental school supplies:

  • Clorox wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Dry erase markers

Promotional Materials

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Interest Form

DONATE HERE

CONTACT INFO

Bobbi Selvik,
Community Engagement Manager
Bobbi.Selvik@uwlakeco.org
847-775-1022

Interest Form

DONATE HERE

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