For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Pre-Registration for the 2018 Stuff the School Bus begins today and will continue until August 3, 2018. Families who wish to receive FREE school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year can now apply online or by phone.
School supplies will be distributed during “Stuff the Desk” on August 18, 2108 at Lincoln High School (1801 16th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids). Items that are distributed will come from a community-wide collection on August 2, 2018 at Veteran’s Memorial Park during Lunch By The River.
To pre-register to receive free school supplies:
- Online registration is required at the United Way of Inner Wisconsin website at www.uwiw.org.
- Families who do not have internet access can register by phone by dialing 2-1-1 (or 877-947-2211) Monday through Fridaybetween 8am and 5pm.
Registrations must be completed by August 3, 2018. After August 3, registered families will receive a postcard informing them of their time-slot for pick up during “Stuff the Desk.”
Stuff the School Bus is a community collaborative effort to collect and distribute school supplies to students in need. All families who are in financial need are eligible. For more information, please contact United Way’s 2-1-1.
The committee would like to remind families who sign up that the supplies distributed at Stuff the Desk are a result of community donations and may not be all of the items requested by classrooms (as teachers and school districts vary in supply requests). Please contact your child’s school if other supplies are needed.
About the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee
Stuff the School Bus is a collaborative effort of several local non-profit, government and school agencies. Every year, the Stuff the School Bus/Stuff the Desk Committee asks the community to stuff a school bus with donations of school supplies. The event is held during Lunch by the River. Later, the donated school supplies are distributed to local students in need during the Stuff the Desk event. All families who are in financial need are eligible.