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Stuff the Bus

Peter Pan and United Way of Pioneer Valley present
Stuff the Bus 2019!

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Each year, United Way of Pioneer Valley works with local partners to collect donations of school supplies to provide backpacks to students who are homeless in our region.

In 2018, Stuff the Bus was an enormous success, and we delivered more than 2,000 backpacks to six communities: Springfield, Holyoke, South Hadley, West Springfield, Chicopee, and Westfield.

In 2019, our goal is to provide 2,200 students with backpacks they need to go back to school!

Stuff the Bus kicks off Friday, July 12, 2019!


How to Help

  • Become a sponsor
    Our sponsors help with funding any gap in supplies, helping feed volunteers, pay for backpacks, and other fixed cost needs. Please call our main number at 413-737-2671 to learn more or email us.
  • Signup to volunteer
    We need volunteers to help pick up donation boxes, sort donations, be a smiling face at in-person collection days (including Roller Coaster Day at Six Flags), stuff backpacks, and help carry and deliver bags.
  • Donate supplies or a monetary gift
    Drop off school supplies at one of our collection sites (locations tba), our Springfield office, or make a financial donation toward the event. Looking for a list of what supplies are needed?
  • Be a collection site
    Do you want to set up a collection box for your employees and/or customers to be able to drop off school supplies for Stuff the Bus? Talk to us!



WITH Help from our Sponsors:

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Mobilizing people and resources to strengthen our communities.

For more information contact:
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  413-693-0236