Did you know that families can expect to pay $890 or more for school supplies this year, with an average cost of $597 per child?

For some young families, that amount of money equals a month of groceries or several months of utility bills and can be daunting, if not impossible, to set aside. Children without school supplies can start the year off feeling unprepared and left behind.


United Way of Southwest Virginia wants all students to have what they need to succeed at school.

Join us this summer and make a difference! Stuff the Bus is an annual supply drive across all 21 localities in our service area to collect donations and school supplies for our region’s students so that they can start the year off on the right foot. 

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List of School Supply Drop-Off Locations 

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Greatest Needs List

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Amazon Wish List

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In addition to school supplies, we're looking for sponsors! By sponsoring Stuff The Bus, your business shows its commitment to schools and families in our region and helps get school supplies into the hands of our students.

Complete the form below or contact United Way at 276.525.4071 to learn more.

The deadline to sponsor is June 1, 2024.

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