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With your support, United Way of Onslow County was able to provide our Onslow County School Social Workers with over 10,000 school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.  This school year we were able to double the amount of school supplies! 

Thank you for your continued support of our STUFF THE BUS Initiative.

One of the best parts about getting ready for the new school year is picking out new school supplies, but some area families can’t afford these necessary materials.

A backpack filled with pencils, pens, notebooks, and erasers are just ordinary school supplies to most kids, but to a homeless child those few items can be treasured, helping to bridge the gap between fitting in and feeling different.

July 18th launches a month-long blitz to “Stuff the Bus”--a school supply drive for homeless and needy children, presented by United Way of Onslow County.

School supplies are must haves for students starting classes in the fall but not everyone can afford what's required on the first day of school.  With 303 homeless children in Onslow County and countless more either at-risk or in extreme need, these supplies are a lifeline for children to begin the school year right.

How can I help?

There are many ways to help "Stuff the Bus"

  • Donate Supplies: Drop-off supplies to Wal-Mart on Yopp Rd or the United Way Office. Also, join us for our 24 hour "Stuff the Bus" Event at Walmart on Yopp Rd from August 14th from 7:00am - 8:30pm and August 15th from 7:00am - 5:30pm. There will be special guest appearances througout the event. Come out and "Stuff the Bus". Not sure what to donate? See below for a list of needed items
  • Monetary Donation: Click here to make a donation for Stuff the Bus, today!

Needed Items:

Binders (2”and 3”)
Mechanical pencils
Plastic pocket folder
Pocket folders w/ center prongs
Loose leaf paper (wide & college rule)
Notebook dividers
Flash drive
Scientific calculator
Backpacks (for all ages)
Crayola crayons
Crayola color pencils
Crayola markers
# 2 pencils
Pencil top erasers
Pencil sharpener
Zipper pencil bags
Pencil/supply box
Glue sticks
Fiskar scissors
Dry erase markers
3x5 index cards
4x6 index cards
Composition book
Pens (blue, red, black)
Printer paper
Page protectors
Loose leaf graph paper
Ziploc/Hefty Zip bags
(quart or gallon)

Additional Needed Items:

Underwear – (sizes: 4-18, Men S-XL- briefs or boxers)
Panties – (sizes: 4-14 Misses S-XL) & Sports bras (XS-XL)
Socks – (girls, boys, ladies, men)
Soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Lice Kits
Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
Walmart Gift Cards for incidentals
Donations to Purchase High School Caps and Gowns

Pictures from last year's Stuff the Bus