Stuff the Bus School Supplies Program

Children Leaving School Bus

Stuff the Bus 2024:  Check back soon for registration forms and deadlines.

Each year, the Grove City Area United Way holds its "Stuff the Bus" program.  The purpose of this program is to provide new backpacks and school supplies to children in need who reside within the Grove City Area School District community. 

Please read the 2023 Stuff the Bus Info letter for information on the program.

Families must complete a Request for Assistance Form to be considered for the program.  Supplies are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is helpful to submit requests in a timely manner. Although we want to assist as many families as possible, there may not be enough supplies to meet all of the requests.

The distribution process takes place the week prior to the first day of school.  Families requesting assistance will receive more information after a completed request is received. NOTE:  Submitting a request form does not guarantee that we will be able to provide your children with school supplies.

Donations of new backpacks and school supplies, and monetary donations are always welcome and can be brought to our office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 119 S. Broad Street (please call first to ensure someone will be there).  Monetary donations can also be made online here.  Please indicate Stuff the Bus in the Donation Note box.

Thank you to the following business and community members who collected and donated supplies and funds for our 2023 Stuff the Bus School Supplies Program.  Your generosity is overwhelming!

  • AHN Grove City
  • Broad Street Grille
  • East Main Presbyterian Church
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Grove City Alliance Church
  • Grove City Area Federal Credit Union
  • Grove City YMCA
  • Howe Company
  • Mars Bank
  • Meals on Wheels at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  • North Liberty Presbyterian Church
  • Northwest Bank
  • Shiloh Ministries
  • Tower Presbyterian Church
  • VFW #7465
  • The Brecht Family
  • Jeanne Glenn
  • Michele McCracken
  • Skip Sample
  • Diane Sidwell Jones

Thank You!

Since beginning the program in our community in 2008, the GCAUW has given out almost 1,600 backpacks filled with supplies.

Thank you to the volunteers and contributors that made it possible to meet all of the requested needs thus far
with backpacks and supplies left over for next year as well!