United Way of Bucks County is seeking monetary donations for its annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus.
The drive, which runs through the end of August, helps bridge the financial gap for families in need by providing elementary to high school-aged children with new backpacks full of required school supplies.
Last year, UW Bucks expanded Stuff the Bus to include hard-to-get cleaning supplies to help limit the spread of COVID-19 for children and their families. The nonprofit will continue supplementing the drive with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes this year.
“Starting the school year empty-handed, without any required supplies, sets children behind – even before they begin learning,” said Marissa Christie, president and CEO at United Way of Bucks County.
“By supporting Stuff the Bus, you’re doing more than providing children in need with backpacks and notebooks You’re ensuring that every child in Bucks County – regardless of income – returns to the classroom with the tools they need to excel,” she added.