Help us Stuff the Bus for students

13abc and the Salvation Army need your help to Stuff the Bus to help local kids as they prepare to head back to school this fall.

Starting on July 1st and running through August 2nd, you'll be able to bring school supplies to several locations throughout the Toledo area. Those supplies will then fill backpacks which will be distributed to local kids in need of supplies.

Then, on August 2nd, we'll be hosting a Stuff the Bus Drive Thru Bash at the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.

Drop off locations include:

4247 Dorr St.

Dave White Chevrolet
5880 Monroe St

Gallon Takacs & Boissoneault Law Firm
3516 Granite Cir

Arnold’s Home Improvement
1770 Tremainsville Rd

Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
2 Hippo Way

Text to Donate - SAToledo to 41444

What supplies should you bring? A complete list of supplies is below.

  • Backpack
  • Plain #2 Pencils
  • Waterbased Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Dry erase markers
  • Black, blue and red pens
  • Scissors (Blunt & Sharp)
  • 3 Ring Binder Pencil pouch
  • Pencil Case
  • Glue Stick
  • Elmers 4 oz Glue Bottle
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Ruler with metric and inches
  • 3 Hole Punched Pocket Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Large Pink Eraser
  • Loose Leaf Paper (Wide Ruled & College Ruled)
  • Specially Ruled Hand Writing Paper Learners
  • Pencil Sharpener with Top
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Staplers/staples
  • Tape Dispensers/tape
  • Combination Locks
  • 3 Ring Binder Dividers
  • Index Cards
  • TI Calculators

Print out a complete list here.

Teachers in our area are always in need of school supplies throughout the school year. The Salvation Army offers a program for teachers to request school supplies for their classroom. If you would like to help teachers in our area, here is a complete list of supplies needed.

If you are looking to sign up to receive a backpack, you can do so by visiting The Salvation Army at 620 N. Erie Street on Wednesday, August 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM or Thursday, August 8th from Noon to 6 PM. In order to apply, you must bring with you a photo I.D., proof of address, proof of income, and birth certificates/JFS printout/medical cards for any child applying. Click here for the registration flyer.

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