• Pre-registration for Stuff the School Bus Begins May 17th

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    May 13, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – Parents and guardians who wish to register their students to receive FREE school supplies can begin applying on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8am.  Pre-registration will continue until August 1, 2021. 
    School supplies will be distributed during “Stuff the Desk” on August 20-21, 2021 at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids).   Items that are distributed will come from a community-wide collection on August 5, 2021 during Lunch by the River.
    To pre-register to receive free school supplies:
    • Register online at www.uwswac.org (click the Stuff the Desk banner).
    • Call 2-1-1 (or 877-947-2211) Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.
    There will be eight time slots to select from.  During registration participants will be able to select their time slot on a first-come, first-served basis.  A total of 125 students will be accepted per time slot.  Time slots are:
    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 3:00-3:30pm
    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 3:30-4:00pm
    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 4:00-4:30pm
    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 4:30-5:00pm
    • Friday, August 20, 2021, 5:00-5:30pm
    • Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:00-8:30am
    • Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:30-9:00am
    • Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:00-9:30am
    Registrations must be completed by August 1, 2021.  After August 1st, registered families will receive a postcard reminding them of the time-slot they selected. 
    Parents and guardians who were not pre-registered by August 1st,  will be able to walk-in ONLY from:  Saturday, August 21, 9:30 – 10:00am only.  This will be the only time slot available for walk-ins so please plan accordingly; and be aware that supplies may be limited.   
    Stuff the School Bus is a community collaborative effort to collect and distribute school supplies to students in need.  All families who are in financial need are eligible.  For more information, please contact United Way’s 2-1-1.
    The committee would like to remind families who sign up that the supplies distributed at Stuff the Desk are a result of community donations and may not be all of the items requested by classrooms (as teachers and school districts vary in supply requests). Please contact your child’s school if other supplies are needed.
    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