Stuff The Bus

This year join us on July 25, 2024!

Ensuring Local Students Have the Tools They Need to Succeed!

Stuff the Bus works to ensure that students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the upcoming school year. It is the only school supply drive supported by both local school districts.

For more information, email Julia Helton at


Make a Gift Today!

Can't make it to a drop-off spot on July 25? Make a gift and let the schools get exactly what their students need.

Donate today or texting SCHOOL850 to 44321.



Walmart Locations:

Coming soon


Supply List:

Stuff the Bus supply list

Printable Supply Lists



Volunteer with us to Stuff the Bus on July 25 and help distribute the supply list outside Walmarts and pre-sort the donated supplies.

Help after July 25 to sort supplies brought in from the drive with the school districts to get them ready for them for the schools.

More information to come, fill out the interest form below and we will email you information when it becomes available.

Stuff the Bus Volunteer Interest Form


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We are currently looking for sponsors for Stuff the Bus. If you would like to be a sponsor, check out here.

For more information, please email our Marketing Department at

If you want to see all sponsorship opportunities please visit

Thank you Valedictorian Sponsors:

Santa Rosa Energy

HCA Florida West Hospital

Program Partners

Escambia County Schools logo

Sant Rosa County Schools logo

Cat Country Logo

News Radio Logo

PNJ logo

3 Care Logo

On July 20, 2023, Stuff the Bus collected thousands of school supplies outside local Walmart's and raised over $30,000 in funds to help local students receive the tools they need for the coming school year.

"(UWWF) works directly with Escambia and Santa Rosa County schools to collect school supplies to ensure students are off to a good start," said Laura Gilliam, President/ CEO of United Way of West Florida. "After the drive, the school's administration determines and distributes the products to the appropriate students."

UWWF partners with Escambia County Public Schools (ECPS), Santa Rosa County District Schools (SRCDS), Cat Country 98.7, NewsRadio 92.3, Pensacola News Journal, and WEAR Cares to implement Stuff the Bus. 

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors: 

Valedictorian: Navy Federal Credit Union, HCA Florida West Hospital, and Santa Rosa Energy Center

Salutatorian: Ascend Performance Materials & Florida Power & Light

Summa Cum Laude: International Paper

Jodi Bell Pensacola News Journal
Kathy Dunegan WEAR-TV
Dave Garder Escambia County Public Schools
Julia Helton United Way of West Florida
Gretchen Hullenbaugh                United Way of West Florida
Wanda Kotick Escambia County Public Schools
Brent Lane Cat Country 98.7
Bobbie Lewter Santa Rosa County Schools
Chris McFarland Escambia County Public Schools
Stephen Prestesater United Way of West Florida
Taylor Thorpe  Navy Federal Credit Union
Kate Williams United Way of West Florida