Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus Campaign Helps Students Be Ready to Succeed in School

Stuff the Bus is a community-wide effort to collect supplies and backpacks needed for students to succeed in school. In 2009, United Way of Blair County's Local Education and Resource Network identified a local need - some families were struggling to stretch their budgets to purchase back-to-school clothing and the supplies needed to start the school year. The group reached out to local businesses, agencies, clubs, and churches asking them to conduct in-house collections by their employees or members or act as public donation sites for the community.  The “Stuff the Bus” school supply campaign was a success right from the beginning. School supplies collected are distributed to students in Blair County school districts and early learning programs.

In the past eight years, through generous donations of supplies, Blair County helped 5800 preschool and school age children, who otherwise may not have been able to afford materials, go to school prepared to succeed. Beckwith Buses provides a bus to travel throughout the County, collecting the supplies from participating businessess.


Stuff the Bus 2018

School Supply Distribution for Blair County Children Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Distribution of Supplies will be Thursday, August 9th. Distribution of the Supplies will be at The United Way of Blair County office, 208 Hollidaysburg Plaza, Duncansville PA 16635 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Registration for Stuff the Bus  is open from now until August 2nd, 2018. Register by calling 814-317-5567 ext. 404


United Way of Blair County, Family Resource Center will be accepting school supply donations until August 2nd, 2018 at area businesses, churches, and agencies.


Donations of School Supplies will be accepted at the following sites:

Altoona Area Public Library

Atlantic Broadband

Bellwood-Antis Public Library

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library


Roaring Spring Community Library

United Way of Blair County Family Resource Center

UPMC Altoona

Kids First/Lily Pond

Other local participants include: Altoona Sunrise Rotary, Beckwith Buses, Blair County Chapter of PA Retired School Employees, CONTACT Altoona, Faith United Church of Christ, Macy's, W+D North America Inc., UPMC Altoona, Ward Transport & Logistics LLC, Roaring Spring Paper Products, Sheetz, Stuff the Ambulance, Kohls, Bishop Guilfoyle Junior High Lady Marauders and Vender- Root.


School Supplies Needed:

  • Pencils
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Construction paper
  • Folders
  • Glue sticks & Glue
  • Erasers 
  • Binders
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Notebook Paper
  • Kid's Scissors
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Back Packs

No donation is too large or too small.

For any further information or questions, please contact Denise Adams at 814-317-5567 or email,

Let's all work together to "Stuff the Bus"!