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Stuff the School Bus of South Wood County

Stuff the School Bus

Let's send our kids back to school with the tools they need to succeed!  You can help with our school supply drive in a number of ways.  You can hold a school supply drive; or purchase school supplies and drop them off at one of our locations.  You can also make a monetary donation or volunteer!

At a glance:

Date:  August 3, 2017
Time:  11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Veteran's Memorial Park, Wisconsin Rapids (rain location:  Witter Field)
To register your child for free school supplies:  click here

For more information:

Call United Way's 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or 877-947-2211)
Sign up for email updates by clicking here. Select "Stuff the School Bus."
Find us on Facebook here

Drop Off Sites

Please check back later to see the drop off sites for 2017
If you would like to become a drop off location send us an email.


Top Needed Items

Notebooks (plain colors)
Folders (plain colors)
Water Colors
Composition Notebooks
Montary Donations



Please check back later for downloads

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

Collection Site Coordinators: organize school supply drives and bring donations to the Stuff the School Bus event
Supply Sorter: help carry boxes on and sort donated school supplies during Stuff the School Bus; unload supplies from the bus and set up for Stuff the Desk.
Distribution Volunteer: help children pick up their school supplies during Stuff the Desk.
Contact Amy Fluno at United Way for more information on volunteering 715-421-0390.

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.