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STUFF the Bus, a School Supply Drive!
WHY: For many, the start of a new school year means choosing between ensuring their child has school supplies or ensuring their child has food… running water… electricity. Through STUFF the Bus, we ensure that disadvantaged youth start school with the tools they need to learn. For parents, we lift some of the burden, allowing them to focus on being supporters in their child’s education.

WHAT: Any new school supplies will be accepted, but items in particular need according to a survey of local teachers are:

  • Copy Paper
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Lined Paper
  • Composition Notebooks 
  • Kleenex
  • Erasers
  • Pencils
  • Flash Drives
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper 

To see a full list of needed supplies for, click here.  

WHERE: Click on the box on the left of this screen to find the STUFF the Bus drive nearest to you where you can donate supplies between now and August 10th OR join us at one of our Mini-Bus Stops or Finale Events, where we STUFF the Bus literally!! 

  Other Mini-Bus Stops
Eastern Carolina Community Foundation,
Wednesday, July 31, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sip on free lemonade after you donate - don't forget to peruse the downtown Farmer's Market!

Florence Red Wolves, Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

Get your tickets from United Way & don't forget to bring school supplies to donate to STUFF the Bus!

Finale Events... Bounce House, Games, Arts & Crafts & More!  Family-friendly fun!  Free to all!

BRAVO! kidsFest'13
Thursday, August 8, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
at BRAVO! Event & Party Rentals
315-A North Beltline Drive, Florence

Back-to-School BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at Magnolia Mall
2701 David H. McLeod Blvd., Florence

Interested in hosting a drive or volunteering???

Want to help promote the STUFF the Bus on your Facebook or via e-mail?  Click here for the marketing E-Kit.

Contact: Stephanie Navarro, Community Resource Manager, United Way of Florence County
Phone: 843-662-2407  E-mail:


2013 Mini-Bus Stops

Receive the following promotions when you donate school supplies...

10% off your purchase
Thursday, August 1st
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
1257 Celebration Blvd., Florence

Free Breakfast Coupon
Monday, August 5th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2016 S. Irby Street, Florence

10% off your purchase
Tuesday, August 6th -
Thursday, August 8th

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1228 Celebration Blvd., Florence

Buy One, Get One Free
Friday, August 9th
12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
915 S. Irby Street, Florence

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