Every year, Santa Cruz County Office of Education and United Way of Santa Cruz team up to Stuff The Bus, gathering essential backpacks and school supplies to help prepare thousands of underserved youth for the new school year.
We provide these backpacks and supplies to youth currently experiencing homelessness or other hardships. These supplies are especially crucial this year as families are still displaced by the CZU fire and as schools transition back to full in-person instruction.
With your help, we are aiming to donate 3,000 backpacks with new school supplies to Santa Cruz County youth who need them. Your donation will send youth back to school fully equipped and on the pathway to success.
Every $25 donation provides a student with all the supplies they need to succeed.
The 2021 supply donation drive runs July 1 – Aug. 7, culminating in a Stuff-A-Thon at Kaiser Permanente Arena.