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.
Parents who need supplies for their students should reach out to their child's school in either county for more information on the distribution of supplies. the process may vary based on the district and the school.