UWFK's "Stuff the Bus" 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 donations of physical supplies to monetary donations, to ensure our local students receive exactly the supplies they really need to succeed. Working closely with each Monroe County school, UWFK used the funds raised to purchase items most needed by each schools’ students. Your donations allowed us to expand beyond backpacks and crayons to also include important educational devices like graphing calculators and other digital equipment some students cannot afford, but need for a successful school year.
In addition, the annual Publix Tools for Back to School donations at the register are disbursed through UWFK's Stuff the Bus program. In 2018, Publix customers donated over $32,000, bringing the total raised for Stuff the Bus to nearly $50,000!