On July 21 you can help students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties get the tools they need to succeed this school year.
Stuff the Bus is a school supply collection drive coordinated by United Way of West Florida, in partnership with Escambia County Schools, Santa Rosa County Schools, Cat Country, NewsRadio 92.3, the Pensacola News Journal, and 3 Cares WEAR. It is the only school supply drive supported by both school districts.
You can purchase and/or drop off supplies at participating Walmart locations on July 21 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are three locations in Escambia County and three in Santa Rosa County. School supply lists will be available at all the Walmart locations.
Drop Off Locations
951 S. Blue Angel Pkwy, Pensacola
2650 Creighton Rd, Pensacola
4600 Mobile Hwy Ste. 122, Pensacola
Santa Rosa County
4965 US-90, Milton
9360 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre
3767 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze
If you can’t make it to one of the drop-off spots, you can still help by making a donation. You can give at https://www.uwwf.org/school850 or by texting SCHOOL850 to 44321. Every dollar donated will go directly to Escambia and Santa Rosa County school districts and will be used strictly to purchase supplies.
Volunteers are essential to Stuff the Bus. You can support the event by volunteering. United Way of West Florida is looking for people to help collect supplies, sort supplies, and pack supplies. Multiple days and locations are available. Volunteers can sign up at https://www.uwwf.org/
Stuff the Bus would not be possible without the generosity of local businesses who sponsor the event. United Way of West Florida would like to thank these companies for their support.
United Way of West Florida is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that unifies nonprofit agencies, organizations, businesses – and people – to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. With a vision of a community united to create better opportunities for all, United Way of West Florida’s mission is to Unite our community and leverage resources to improve lives. For more information, visit uwwf.org.