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Fuel the Future

Our annual Fuel the Future campaign (formerly Stuff the Bus)provides school supplies to over 8,800 students throughout the Keys every year. Statistics prove that students who have access to all classroom needs and experiences consistently have stronger rates of class participation and arrive at school with a desire to learn. 

This year we are once again seeking monetary donations only. Working closely with the schools, the funds raised allow each school to purchase exactly the items their students need. 

Your donation allows us to expand beyond backpacks, paper and crayons to also include important educational devices like graphing calculators and other digital equipment--items that some students cannot afford but need for a successful school year.   Sponsorship opportunitites are available for organizations, and will receive special acknowledgement on social media.

  • WHO:    Our community members, businesses, organizations, and civic groups. For sponsorship opportunities, please call our office at 305-735-1929.
  • WHAT:   Raise funds to purchase school supplies for Monroe County children. 100% of funds collected go directly to local Monroe County Schools.
  • WHEN:  Donate until August 31! Early in the school year, funds will be disbursed so schools may purchase supplies needed by their students. 
  • HOW:    Donations can be made at or mail a check to UWCK at PO Box 2143, Key West, FL 33045 (please write “Fuel the Future” on the memo line)  

THANK YOU to our 2023 Donors:

Florida Keys Board of Realtors, Inc: $2,000

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc: $2,000

First Horizon Bank: $1,000

Upper Keys Rotary Foundation, Inc.: $700

Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, Inc.: $600

Arthur Sawyer Post #28: $500

D'Asign Source: $500

Rotary Club of Key Largo: $500 

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce: $470

Key West Sunset Rotary: $250

Zonta Club of Marathon Foundation, Inc.: $250

Duane Baker: $150 

Nikki Dunn Cullen: $100

Barbara Koch: $50