Stuff the Bus Returns This Satyurday

Stuff the Bus is back!Join United Way of Southeast Missouriat participating Walmart locations as we collect donated supplies for the annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive!


What is Stuff the Bus?

Every year it is estimated that around 1,000 families in our area cannot afford the school supplies needed for their children to confidently begin another academic year. That is why United Way is partnering with Saint Francis Healthcare, KFVS12, Withers Broadcasting, Salvation Army, and Walmartto collect basic school supplies for children in need during their annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign.


When and where will it take place?

School buses will be parked in front of the following participating Walmart stores on August 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Missouri’s tax-free weekend:


Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Fredericktown, Farmington, Jackson, Kennett, Malden, Perryville, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston



How does it work?

It’s simple! As you shop, place extra school supplies in your cart. After you check out, locate the donation box, and drop the supplies right in!

Athletic groups, student clubs, faculty, and staff from participating schools will be out collecting thousands of school supplies donated by community members across the entire Southeast Missouri region.


What should I donate?

Each student and classroom have different needs. Here are the top ten items requested by local school districts.



  • Single Subject Notebooks
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Filler Paper
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • Ink Pens
  • Crayola 24 count Crayon
  • 2 pack Pink Eraser
  • Bottled School Glue
  • Scissors
  • 3 pack Glue Stick


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