Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus is our annual program to bring school supplies to students who are experiencing homeless.

We work with every public school district in Hampden County, South Hadley, and Granby to make sure all youth in need receive a backpack filled with all the supplies they need for the school year.

We are glad to accept donations of school supplies for the backpacks year-round, and they can be provided at these locations:

Our main office:
1441 Main Street, Suite 147, Springfield, MA 01103

Chicopee Cupboard:
226 Exchange Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30pm


Supplies may be dropped off at any of the following locations starting July 15th through August 2nd:

AAA Northeast – 150 Capital Drive, West Springfield

AAA Northeast – 1891 Wilbraham Road, Springfield

Balise Chevy Buick GMC – 440 Hall of Fame Ave, Springfield

Balise Ford of Wilbraham – 1979 Boston Rd, Wilbraham

Balise Honda West Springfield – 400 Riverdale St, West Springfield

Balise Hyundai – 683 E Columbus Ave, Springfield

Balise Kia – 635 Riverdale St, West Springfield

Balise Lexus – 1385 Riverdale St, West Springfield

Balise Mazda – 733 E Columbus Ave, Springfield

Balise Nissan of West Springfield – 500 Riverdale St, West Springfield

Balise Ready Credit – 693 E Columbus Ave, Springfield

Balise Toyota – 1399 Riverdale St, West Springfield

Peter Pan Bus Lines, Springfield Union Station – 1 Peter Pan Way, Ticket Counter

Steve Lewis Subaru – 315 Russell St, Hadley

Western Mass News – 1300 Liberty Street, Springfield


Or if you do not have supplies to donate, we also accept monetary donations and have an Amazon wishlist:


Supplies Needed

  • Elementary age backpacks
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Composition books
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Crayons
  • Index cards
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers


New this year ~ we’re also collecting classroom supplies for teachers. Our teachers need paper towels, hand sanitizer, as well as dry erase makers… to name a few. The complete Amazon Wish List can be found here


Our Drop-Off Partners