Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive

STUFF THE BUS GRAPHIC
 

JULY 18 - AUGUST 1, 2022

Each year, we work with local partners to collect donations of school supplies to provide backpacks filled with classroom essentials to elementary, middle, and high school students from low-income families in our county. Community members and Companies are invited to donate supplies or funds to help us purchase supplies for students needing assistance.

 

GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!

Don't have time to shop and drop off? We’ll do the shopping for you! The United Way of Ottawa and Allegan Counties in partnership with our sister United Way of the Lakeshore are combining collection efforts to maximize the impact of our Stuff the Bus drive this year. To give where you live, work, or play click on the link that supports your location.

 

Live in Muskegon County? Click Here To Get Involved With The Local United Way Team There! 

 

OR FILL A BOX!

Either as a workplace or a family, you can collect school supplies for local students in need of assistance. See below for details.

INSTRUCTIONS & RESOURCES

  1. Use the link above to register to participate.
     
  2. Download and print our resources below including drive posters, a supply checklist, and instructions. (You may choose to fill out the supply checklist virtually here, or print the pdf below and include it with your boxes).
     
  3. Collect donations from July 18-August 1, 2022.
     
  4. On August 2, drop off boxes to any of the following locations during business hours and take a photo with the library (if applicable) to share with staff, and stakeholders:

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS ON AUGUST 2:

  • Coopersville Area District Library
    333 Ottawa St., Coopersville, MI 49404
     
  • Loutit District Library
    407 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417
     
  • Greater Ottawa County United Way
    Third Floor Lobby
    115 Clover St., Holland, MI 49423
     
  • 5/3 Bank in Grand Haven 
    839 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven, MI 49417

 


 

KNOW A STUDENT WHO'S IN NEED OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES?

To receive a FREE Backpack Full of School Supplies:

Saturday, August 13, from 12pm- 4pm

  • The Salvation Army Holland
    130 E. Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI 49424

Kids must be present to receive a backpack with school supplies.  
No pre-registration required and no income guidelines.

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

  • The Salvation Army Grand Haven
    310 N Despelder St, Grand Haven, MI 49417

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Registration Dates: July 11 - August 5.
Registration will be done in-person by appointment only.
To schedule anappointment call: 616.842.3380.