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Stuff the School Bus is August 4, 2016


Do you know a child who needs school supplies? Attend Stuff the Desk August 13, 2016. Deadline to pre-register is July 22, 2016.

  • Children and families who need financial support qualify for Stuff the Desk. School supplies will be distributed at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids) on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 8am - 11:30am.
  • To participate, you will need to pre-register by July 22, 2016.
  • 2016 Stuff the Desk Flier with Registration Form acrobat
  • Fill out this form and return to United Way, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids by July 22. You will receive a letter in August letting you know your school supply pick up time.


Drop Off Sites (July 11-August 4, 2016)

  • Open to the public:
    • Check Into Cash
    • Daily Tribune Media (open 9-3 M-Th and 9-2 Fri)
    • Daly Drug
    • DNL Recreation
    • First English Lutheran Church
    • Grace's Restaurant
    • Lowell Center
    • Nicolet Staffing
    • Patty Taras Agency - American Family Insurance (Nekoosa)
    • Rapids Mall
    • Richard's Liquors
    • Solarus
    • Taco Johns
    • WoodTrust Bank - Eighth Street Location
    • ZAXX Technology Specialists
  • Internal drives only (not open to the public):
    • Marshfield Clinic Wisconsin Rapids - open to employees only
    • Renaissance Learning - open to employees only
    • WoodTrust Bank Downtown Location - open to employees only
  • If you would like to become a drop off location send us an email.


School Supply Wish List

  • Items that are especially needed:
    • Backpacks
    • 1” binders
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Notebooks & folders (plain colored)
    • Pencil boxes
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Red pens
    • Colored pencils
    • Markers

  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Watercolor sets
  • Calculators
  • Pink erasers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Rulers
  • Compasses
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glue




To Make A Cash Donation:

  • Monetary donations and gift certificates also accepted. Please write checks to "Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee" and mail them to: Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk, c/o United Way of Inner Wisconsin, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494.


Volunteers Needed



About Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk

  • Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies including:  Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area, Caring Closet, the Family Center, Inc., Nekoosa School District, Port Edwards School District, the UW Extension Office, United Way of Inner Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools and surrounding schools.
  • Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to actually stuff a school bus with donations of school supplies.   The event is held during Lunch By The River.  Later, the donated school supplies are distributed to local, needy children during the Stuff the Desk event.  All families who are in financial need are eligible;  they simply need to attend Stuff the Desk, bring a canned food item to donate to area food pantries, and fill out an application.