Even if you don't have kids yourself, you know how expensive school supplies are just by glancing at the prices at your local supermarket or department store. Imagine you're in financial straits and have to somehow get supplies for your children so they can start the new academic year with the tools they need to succeed.

That's the goal of United Way of Acadiana's 'Stuff The Bus' campaign. It's easy to help out: choose the items you'd like to buy from the list below and then drop them off at one of the convenient locations listed here. You can also register a team to collect supplies and volunteer to help with the processing of the collected items.

(NEW items only, please)

  • Pencils
  • Paper towels
  • Ink pens
  • Kleenex
  • Crayons
  • Ziploc bags
  • Markers
  • Binders
  • Glue (sticks and bottles)
  • Red pens
  • Spiral notebooks(wide ruled)
  • Highlighters
  • Loose leaf paper(wide ruled)
  • Index cards
  • Scissors (blunt & pointed tip)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Colored
  • pencils
  • Pencil boxes
  • Erasers
  • Baby wipes
  • Folders
  • Construction paper
  • Clear or Mesh Backpacks are always needed.