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Stuff the School Bus is August 6, 2015


Do you know a child who needs school supplies? Attend Stuff the Desk August 15, 2015. Deadline to pre-register is August 1, 2015.

  • 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 15, 2015 from 8am - 11:30am.
  • To participate, you wil need to pre-register by August 1st.
  • 2015 Stuff the Desk Flier with Registration Form acrobat
  • Fill out this form and return to United Way, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids by August 1st. You will receive a letter in August letting you know your school supply pick up time.


Drop Off Sites (July 13-August 6, 2015)

  • Open to the public:
    • Assumption Catholic Schools and Churches
      • Holy Rosary
      • Our Lady Queen of Heaven
      • Sacred Heart
      • St. Alexander
      • St. James
      • St. Lawrence
      • Saints Peter and Paul
      • St. Philip
      • St. Vincent de Paul
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Nekoosa
    • Cellcom
    • Check Advance
    • Daily Tribune Media (9am - 3pm, Monday-Friday)
    • Daly Drug
    • DNL Recreation
    • First English Lutheran Church
    • Harmony Living Centers
    • Marshfield Clinic - Wisconsin Rapids Office
    • Port Edwards United Methoidst Church
    • Rapids Mall
    • Retirement Community of Nekoosa
    • Solarus
    • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    • Stoiber Health Care, 1210 Parkwood Dr., Wisconsin Rapids
    • TLC Travel
    • United Church of Christ, Nekoosa
    • Walgreens
  • Internal drives only (not open to the public):
    • Catalyst Paper - employees only
    • Domtar - employees only
    • First Congregational UCC - church members only
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church - church members only
    • Renaissance Learning - employees only
    • St. John's Episcopal Church - church members only
    • Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church - church members 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.