Stuff the Bus and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

It's More Than A Backpack






Now more than ever, our local students need us.

 2019 County Office of Education data indicates that there is 4,749 local youth currently experiencing homelessness or extreme hardships throughout Santa Cruz County. This number is likely to continue to climb due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

And through the COE Stuff the Bus Campaign, you can help.

*We are only accepting online donations, thank you!*




Ways to Get Involved


Each $25 donation will provide one student with supplies and items they need to start school.

Click the "donate" button below to learn more about giving options. 

Stuff the Bus


Start your own Stuff the Bus fundraising campaign!

It only takes a minute to set up a campaign. Introduce your campaign and why you're supporting it, create a goal, upload an image, and share!



In 2019, YOU stepped in and collected 140 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need...THANK YOU!

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Annual Stuff-A-Thon Information 



Due to health precautions taken in accordance to the  Santa Cruz County Public Health, this year’s Stuff The Bus will be a virtual campaign, collecting online monetary donations only. Proceeds will purchase the requested school supplies and items and will be delivered to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education before the start of school.