• It’s Time to Think about School Supplies: Stuff the Bus!

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    June 30, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Donations are now being taken for Stuff the Bus. Community members can help out by donating!
    For anyone who is interested in contributing to the success of children in our community, donations are being accepted to gather school supplies for families with a financial need. All students in 4k to 12th grade attending public or private schools in south Wood County are able to participate in this opportunity if they have a financial need. Donations can be dropped off at any of the collection sites listed on our website, or brought down to Lunch by the River at Veteran’s Park on August 5th from 11:30am-1pm. Monetary donations also accepted.
    Current list of locations who are accepting donations from the public:
    Assumption Catholic Schools/Churches
    Coldwell Banker Siewert Realtors
    Kari Van Ert State Farm Agency
    Nekoosa Court
    Paper City Savings
    Prevail Bank
    St John’s Episcopal Church
    St Paul’s Lutheran Church
    Town of Rome
    Wood County Courthouse
    Any family that is in financial need is able to register for Stuff the Desk. To register, please complete an application online at: www.uwswac.org; or call 2-1-1 (or 877-947-2211) Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm to register over the phone. Once you are registered, you will be mailed a post card as a reminder of your chosen pick up time. School supplies will be distributed at Lincoln High School on August 20th from 3pm-5pm and August 21st from 8am-9:30am. Last year, Stuff the Bus and Stuff the Desk provided school supplies to 827 students in our community! Help us make sure every student here in south Wood County starts the school year off on the right track!

    Photo Caption:  Volunteers from south Wood County separating supplies for 2020 Stuff the School Bus event.
    About the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee
    Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies.  Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to stuff a school bus with donations of school supplies.   The event is held during Lunch by the River.  Later, the donated school supplies are distributed to local students in need during the Stuff the Desk event.  All families who are in financial need are eligible.
    Amy Fluno
    amy@uwswac.org, (715) 421-0390