Stuff The Bus

It's More Than A Backpack

School Supply Collection Drive: July 1 - August 2
Stuff-A-Thon @ Kaiser Permanente Arena: Aug 3

United Way of Santa Cruz County is proud to partner with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to collect and distribute NEW backpacks and school supplies to ensure students start school ready to learn with the tools they need to succeed! 

Last year, more than 3,000 Santa Cruz County students were experiencing homelessness and/or extreme hardships - community members like you stepped in and collected 2,200 new backpacks with supplies that were distributed to youth in time for the first day of school...THANK YOU!


Can We Count On You This Year To Stuff The Bus?   Click here for collection drive locations With 3,000 K-12 students in need of new school supplies and backpacks, you can make a difference and help a student start the first day of school ready to learn! Your business or organization can sponsor this year's Stuff The Bus - various sponsorship levels include a pop-up school bus for display at your location, marketing materials that include your company logo and social media posts. Click here to download the 2019 Stuff The Bus Corporate Sponsorship form and/or contact our UW team should you have questions -