STUFF THE BUS

United Way Stuff the Bus

Annual School Supplies Drive

For poverty-level families struggling to afford the basics, providing necessary school supplies can be a financial hardship. Children need the proper tools and resources so they can enter the classroom ready to learn. United Way of Greater Union County's annual school supply drive provides children residing in Union County, North Plainfield, and South Plainfield with brand-new school supplies. 

How Can You Get Involved?

Purchase much-needed supplies online through our Amazon Charity List. Our Amazon Charity List allows individuals to purchase items and be delivered directly to UWGUC. You can buy backpacks and supplies for multiple children. 

To get started, click here

What your donation can do

$250- supplies for 5 children-recognition as a neighborhood support

$150- supplies for 3 children

$50- supplies for 1 child


 

Donate via our secure online payment system:

Or checks can be sent to:

United Way of Greater Union County

33 West Grand Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Note: Make checks payable to “United Way of Greater Union County” with “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line.

Ask friends, family, and neighbors to donate supplies from the list below. Then, fill age-appropriate, new backpacks with the needed supplies and drop them by August, 19, 2022 at United Way of Greater Union County's office at 33 West Grand Street in Elizabeth. 

To make other arrangements for dropping off collected supplies or questions please email Raven Moreno at raven.moreno@uwguc.org

Please note: All backpacks and supplies must be brand new

Kindergarten

  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • 1 pack of erasers
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pencil case

Elementary

  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 1 spiral notebook (wide ruled)
  • 1 folder
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • 1 pencil case
  • 1 pack of erasers
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 box of markers
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 1 pack of highlighters
  • 1 pack of index cards

Middle School/High School

  • 1 1½-inch binder
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 2 spiral notebook (college ruled)
  • 2 pocket folder
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • 1 pencil case
  • 1 pack of erasers
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 box of markers
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 1 pack of highlighters
  • 1 pack of index cards

Other Items

  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • calculators
  • sticky notes
  • gender neutral backpacks
  • college ruled paper
  • gift cards to purchase items

For more information on sponsorships please reach out to Raven Moreno at raven.moreno@uwguc.org

United Champion Sponsor- $3,000

purchases supplies for 60 children and benefits include website recognition, social media promotion, and recognition in the digital newsletter.

Live United Partner- $1,000

purchases supplies for 20 children and benefits include website recognition and social media promotion.

Community Leader- $500

purchases supplies for 10 children and benefits include website recognition

Neighborhood Supporter- $250

purchases supplies for 5 children

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