One of the best parts about getting ready for the new school year is picking out new school supplies, but some local families can’t afford these necessary materials.

A backpack filled with pencils, pens, notebooks, and erasers are just ordinary school supplies to most kids, but to a child in need those few items can be treasured, helping to bridge the gap between fitting in and feeling different.

Stuff the Bus, a school supply drive for local youth in need, will kick off on Friday, June 20. United Way will partner with Columbus GA Young Professionals, corporate partners and the community at large to donate, collect, sort and distribute school supplies to hundreds of at-risk youth in Columbus and Phenix City.  


How can YOU help?

There are many ways to help "Stuff the Bus"

  • Sponsor a stuffed backpack for $30 or make a monetary donation to Stuff the Bus through August 13 here.

  • Donate new back packs and supplies at Columbus Ga Chamber of Commerce, United Way or other participating companies in our region. Click here for a list of participating companies. 

  • Volunteers are needed to help sort the supplies and pack backpacks for distribution. Click here to sign up to volunteer.  


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