United Way of Ventura County’s Stuff the Bus seeks to provide essential school supplies to local students in need.

Your support not only provides essential school supplies, but also promotes learning, building self-esteem, and ensuring that our youth stay in school.

Stuff the Bus 2020 will kick off on United Way’s Day of Action- Friday June 16th and will run until Thursday, July 16th.

For more information, please contact Lora Kline, Volunteer Engagement/Disaster Recovery Manager at Lora.Kline@vcunitedway.org or 805-485-6288 Ext. 231

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

1. Donate backpacks and/or school supplies! Donations may be purchased online HERE or you can drop off supplies at many local collection sites.

Supplies Needed

  • #2 Pencils
  • Backpacks
  • Binders (1″ & 2″)
  • Binder Dividers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Erasers – Large, (please, no pencil cap erasers)
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks (please, no bottles)
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Notebooks (Wide & College Ruled)
  • Paper (Wide & College Ruled)
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (Black/Blue/Red)
  • Scissors
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Sharpeners
  • Staplers/Staples

2. Host a public collection site at your workplace, church or community organization. The United Way of Ventura County will provide a pop-up bus display, collection box and other collateral for promotion

THANKS TO OUR 2019 PUBLIC COLLECTION LOCATIONS

  • Bank of America
  • Big Brand Tires & Service
  • CBC Federal Credit Union
  • City of Simi Valley
  • Coldwell Banker Quality Properties – Moorpark
  • E.P. Foster Library
  • Hill Road Library
  • Meathead Movers Mini Storage (1401 Maulhardt Ave., Oxnard)
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Moorpark Library
  • Ocean Honda
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Premier America Credit Union – Simi Town Center Way
  • R. D. Preuter Library in Port Hueneme
  • Simi Valley Ford
  • Simi Valley Library
  • Studio Movie Grill
  • Technicolor

3. In-House Collection Drive – If you would like to host an in-house Stuff the Bus Collection drive, please contact Lora Klina at 805-485-6288 Ext. 231 or Lora.Klina@vcunited.org

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 PARTNERS WHO HOSTED DRIVES IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES

  • Bayer
  • Eaton
  • Gold Coast Health Plan
  • Meathead Movers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Ventura County Office of Education

4. Become a Sponsor

You or your company can become a sponsor through monetary or an in-kind donation of more than $500.00. As a sponsor, you would have the opportunity to:

  • Place promotional materials in each backpack
  • Have a tailored sponsorship post on our social media accounts and e-newsletter
  • Be featured as a top sponsor on our website and on motivational flyers to be distributed to each recipient

5. Distribute supplies to our target student population

Application for Recipient Agencies

If you are a representative of an organization and would like to apply to receive backpacks for your clients, you must complete a recipient agency application. Applications open on Monday, June 1st and must be received by Monday, June 29th, 2020. Please click the button below to begin our online application.