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Stuff the Bus

Our annual Stuff the Bus campaign provides school supplies to over 8,500 students throughout the Keys every year. Statistics prove that students who have access to the school supplies they need consistently have stronger rates of class participation and arrive at school with a desire to learn. 

In 2018, we moved from collecting donations of physical supplies to receiving monetary donations, to ensure our local students receive the supplies they really need to succeed. Working closely with each Monroe County school, UWCK uses the funds raised to purchase items most needed by each schools’ students. 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.  The Stuff the Bus flier has more details.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations, and will receive special acknowledgement on social media.

In light of COVID-19, funds are needed now more than ever to help children from struggling families and equip schools to safely educate our children.

  • WHO:     You 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 KeysUnitedWay.org/Donate, or mail a check to UWCK at PO Box 2143, Key West, FL 33045 (please write “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line)  

 

Thank you to our Stuff the Bus Sponsors!  

Gold ($1,000 or more)

Silver ($500 - $999)

  

          

 

Bronze ($250 - $499)

   

 

 

You can also support our local schools by donating to “Tools for Back to School” at a Monroe County Publix check-out line.  All Publix Tools for Back to School donations are disbursed through UWCK's Stuff the Bus program directly to our schools.  Watch for their campaign at the check-out line from July 22 - August 22.

 

Money Raised in the Keys Serves the Keys!