Stuff the Bus

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Stuff the Bus
Annual School Supply Drive
July 5 - 31, 2022

Help us "Stuff the Bus" by donating needed school supplies to be used by students at all five school districts in Franklin County.

Flyer includes Supply Wish List!

5 Ways to Give...

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ONLINE REGISTRY

Use our Target Registry (search target.com under “Registries” for “United Way of Franklin County”) and ship directly to United Way's address (saved in the registry). To designate your donation to a specific school district, write the name of the district in the “Gift Message” while checking out.

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DONATE DOLLARS

Monetary contributions to Stuff the Bus will be used by United Way to purchase school supplies that help fill gaps in supplies donated by community. Donate online or mail a check made out to United Way of Franklin County, 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg, PA 17201, with "Stuff the Bus" in the memo line.

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DROP OFF SUPPLIES

School supply donations may be delivered through July 31 to the primary community collection sites listed below, or to any of the locations on the collection site map. Please check the business's or organization's operating hours before planning your visit.
Chambersburg - United Way of Franklin Co. - directions
Fannett-Metal - Metal Township Fire Co.  - directions
Greencastle - Brio Coffeehouse - directions
Mercersburg - One North Coffee & Bake Shop - directions
Waynesboro - Brio Coffeehouse - directions

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit United Way's "Stuff the Bus" school bus at one of these upcoming community events. Bring school supply donations or donate dollars at the events.
July 8 - Greencastle Sidewalk Days, 9am-Noon at Brio Coffeehouse, 112 S. Antrim Way
July 9 - Chambersfest, 8am-Noon at Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St.
July 17 - Mercersburg Food Truck Festival, 11am-2pm at Leidy's Custom Woodworking, 11427 Church Hill Rd.
July 20 - Y Cook Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm at Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St.
August 11 - Path Valley Parade & Picnic

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COLLECT AS A TEAM

Organize a school supply donation drive at work, within your church, through a sports team, or any other kind of community group! Collect donations all month long, then bring the donations to United Way's office on August 1st or 2nd. Simply sign up using this form.

Spread the word!

Download the collection site flyer to share with your group (includes supply wish list)

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

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School Bus Sponsor:

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Premier Sponsor:

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Businesses, Organizations, and Community Groups:

 

If you would like to coordinate donation collection with your employees or within your community group, please  SIGN UP using this form. 

BECOME A SPONSOR:

Sponsors enable us to cover printing and advertising costs to extend our promotional efforts and help support administrative time put into implementing this MASSIVE county-wide drive. To partner with us, please complete the Sponsorship Form by June 30.

 

DONATION DROP-OFF DAYS:

Participating businesses / organizations should PLEASE PLAN AHEAD and coordinate someone from your group to deliver donations to United Way's office (182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg) on Monday, August 1 or Tuesday, August 2 between 9am-4:30pm.

 

Please contact United Way if delivering on the above dates is impossible for your group: 717-262-0015.

For Families in Need of Supplies

 

United Way's Stuff the Bus event provides donations directly to school districts. Each district determines how to distribute donations to their students. If you are in need of supplies, contact your school's office to inquire about options and check out the list of local resources below. Please note: United Way does not distribute supplies directly to individuals.

Local Resources for School Supplies:

  • Waynesboro Community & Human Services (Greencastle and Waynesboro school districts only) - Supplies and backpacks will be distributed August 16-20, 2022. Apply for supplies here.

  • Back to School Family Fun Day - Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 11am-2pm at Shippensburg Fairgrounds, 10131 Possum Hollow Rd., Shippensburg. View the event flyer.

  • The Salvation Army in Chambersburg - August 8 & 10 from 9am-Noon, August 9 & 11 from Noon-3pm, August 12 from 9am-3pm. For Chambersburg Area School District grades K-8th only. Must bring proof of CASD enrollment. At The Salvation Army, 159 LWW. View the event flyer.

  • New Underwear, Socks, School Supplies & Back Bags* - Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 11am-2pm at First Lutheran Church, 43 West Washington Street. For children grades K-5. *While supplies last