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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stuff the School Bus Seeks Organizations to Be Collection Drop Off Sites - Wisconsin Rapids

 For Immediate Release – July 5, 2017

Contact:  Amy Fluno, United Way’s 2-1-1, Stuff the School Bus Committee member, 715-421-0390.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Stuff the School Bus Committee is currently seeking businesses, organizations, churches, etc. to be drop-off sites for this year’s Stuff the School Bus school supply drive.  This year’s drive will begin Monday, July 10th and end with the Stuff the School Bus collection event which will be held on August 3, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park during Lunch by the River.

Stuff the School Bus is seeking individuals to be “Collection Site Coordinators” at participating organizations and take the lead on their individual drives.  Coordinators will post signage, make a collection bin available, promote their drive and then deliver all collected items to the Stuff the Bus event on August 3rd during Lunch by the River.  Drives can be open to the public or internal to employees/members only.

To become a “Collection Site Coordinator” and hold a school supply drive, please visit for an application; or contact Amy Fluno at United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 or  Promotional materials are also available for download on the website.  In the event of rain, the collection event on August 3rd will be moved to Witter Field.

Other Ways to Help:
Individuals who wish to help can: 
·       Donate school supplies.  Visit the United Way website to find a listing of items needed; and drop off locations. 
·       Make a monetary donation by writing a check to “Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee” and mailing it to:  Stuff the Bus/Stuff the Desk, c/o United Way of Inner Wisconsin, 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494.
·       Volunteer.  Click here to find a list of volunteer opportunities:  

The Stuff the School Bus Committee is also accepting applications from families who wish to receive school supplies.  Deadline to apply is July 21, 2017.  Visit for more information or to register.

School supplies will be distributed during Stuff the Desk on August 19, 8am – 10:30am at Lincoln High School.

Caption:  Volunteers sort school supplies during Stuff the School Bus in 2016. 

About the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee

Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies.  Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to 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 students in need during the Stuff the Desk event.  All families who are in financial need are eligible.


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