Stuff the Bus


Over the past 11 years, United Way has built our Stuff the Bus school supply drive into a citywide effort that provides more than 15,000 supplies to local kids in need through nonprofits and Great Falls Public Schools.
COVID-19 will have double impact on this year's drive -- the supplies are more needed than ever, yet with so many employees working from home and so many people doing their best to stay home we know that getting supplies donated will be a challenge.
United Way of Cascade County hopes on Thursday, Aug. 13, you’ll join us to build a stronger community.
We'll have two buses -- in the Target parking lot and Gibson Park near the bandshell-- where supplies can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The supplies gathered during Stuff the Bus will be distributed to organizations like the Great Falls Children’s Receiving Home, the Rescue Mission, Great Falls schools and many other United Way service partners.
If you don't want to shop, we'll do it for you. A $25 donation buys everything one child needs to be ready to succeed on the first day of school. To donate online click here. Checks can be mailed to 417 Central Ave. #402, Great Falls, 59401. Make sure to note that your donation is for Stuff the Bus.
We also need volunteers to help collect and sort supplies and hand out shopping lists on Aug. 13. We're putting in place safety measures, including asking volunteers to wear masks and we'll be spacing out our sorting space to allow for social distancing. Volunteers will be provided masks and plastic gloves. To volunteer, click here

Click here to download a complete list of needed supplies.

Avoid the store and shop online using these charity registries at Walmart and Target.

Download a poster or a flyer for your office supply drive


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