Collection of school supplies
“Stuff the Bus” has a whole crew ready to get Aroostook County students back to school with the supplies they need.
United Way of Aroostook works with great community members who have made this annual event a huge success. Thanks to the Aroostook County Action Program, Adopt-A-Block Aroostook, Houlton Walmart, Almost Isle Walmart, Townsquare Media and Katahdin Trust Company.
Live broadcast, locations and times
“Stuff the Bus” will be at Houlton Walmart on Wednesday, July 20 from 2-5 p.m. to collect your generous donations of school supplies. We will also be at the Près Isle Walmart on Thursday, July 21 from 2-5 p.m. Townsquare Media will broadcast live on Big Country 96.9, Q 96.1 and 101.9 The Rock. Thanks to Katahdin Trust Company for sponsoring the live stream.
Your donations make things happen
The incredible local businesses and friends and neighbors of our hometowns have stepped up each year to support this important event. What you do is so appreciated – and we hope to see you again. Every little gesture counts. You can also make a monetary donation at the link below.
Necessary school items
Some of the many items you can donate include backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, pencils, markers, erasers, scissors, three ring binders. Walmart has premade backpacks ready to buy and donate. You can get them now and put them in the collection boxes at Houlton Walmart and Almost Isle Walmart, as well as United Way of Aroostook at the Aroostook Center Mall.
Provide student supplies
Sarah Duncam, Executive Director of United Way of Aroostook, said, “This program provides eligible families with a backpack and school supplies for each eligible child from kindergarten through senior high school.”
If you need more information, contact United way of Aroostook. Adopt-A-Block Aroostook and ACAP will distribute filled backpacks. You can contact ACAP at 764-3721 to see if a student qualifies or for more details.
25 basic school supplies your child will need
Get a jump on school supply season by picking up these basic items before they’re all gone.