Stuff the Bus - 2024

Stuff the Bus

United Way of Greater Union County

Help UWGUC Stuff the Bus and Help Kids be Prepared for School

The Annual School Supply Drive is Underway through August 19

Summer is here but it's not too soon to think about back-to-school supplies. For many families struggling to afford the basics, school supplies can be a financial hardship. The United Way of Greater Union County’s annual Stuff the Bus drive and YOU can help. You can help provide the backpacks and necessary supplies including crayons, composition books, pencil sharpeners, etc.

It’s more than a backpack, Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families and gives children a boost of self-confidence. 

Backpacks are distributed throughout greater Union County via the Family Success Centers.


Our goal is to provide 1000 stuffed backpacks to students in Greater Union County, NJ.

Aug 1 and Aug 19 - Items may be shipped or brought to either Hillside Success Center 1085 Liberty Ave, Hillside or Rahway Success Center 219 Central Ave, Rahway 

Aug 21 and 22, 10:00 - 2:00 each day - Assembly of Backpacks with company partners who want to participate - Location TBD

Aug 27 - Distribution - The agencies and individuals will come to one of the 2 locations: Hillside or Rahway. Agencies will pick up in the morning, individuals will pick up in the afternoon. 2 volunteers from company partners are welcome to volunteer that day. 

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate items through Amazon
  • Donate funds
    • $250- supplies for five children
    • $150- supplies for three children
    • $50- supplies for one child
  • Organize a drive and ask family, friends and neighbors to donate
  • Become a sponsor which will help provide supplies for dozens of children and includes website recognition, social media promotion and/or recognition in the digital newsletter.

Please email with questions. 

When a child starts school with a backpack full of the supplies they need, they can focus on what really matters – learning.