“Stuff the Bus”: school supplies drive

The USF Lakeland community is invited to participate in “Stuff the Bus” with the Kiwanis Clubs of Lakeland. The purpose is to collect school supplies for kids in need. The items needed are pencils, pens, scissors, paper towels, Kleenex, folders, paper, glue sticks, liquid soap, Ziploc bags, crayons, notebooks, erasers, plastic pencil boxes or bags.

We hope to fill several baskets. Starting Monday, July 10th, the baskets will be located in LAC mail area, LLC mail area and LMA mail area. Please bring in your items by Friday, July 21st. For more information, contact Nancy Webb (667-7722 or nwebb at Thank you!

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  • Lamar Hunt

    How did this great idea get started?

  • clw

    “Stuff the Bus” is co-sponsored by the Lakeland Kiwanis Clubs and the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland. For more information, you can contact Matthew Cantrall at 686-5900.

  • Lamar Hunt

    What I intended to ask in my earlier posting is how long have you been doing Stuff the Bus, and where did you come up with the idea.

    I think it is a wonderful way to help our neediest citizens.

  • clw

    I’m only the relayer on the information. I simply wanted the message to get across more widely. But I am not involved in the project itself. Being relatively recent to USF-Lakeland, I don’t know if it’s the first year collection baskets are on campus. But I know there are similar “Stuff the Bus” campaigns across the country – it is a good idea!

  • Lamar Hunt

    We began Operation Stuff the Bus in Marion County in 2002 and have conducted a drive each July using a real school bus and driver. Last year we took in over $67,000 in new school supplies and monetary donations. The total after four years is over $135,000.

    Our drive is conducted by the Military Officers Association, Kingdom of the Sun Chapter. I started Operation Stuff the Bus here, and have chaired it since the beginning. Several of our contigious counties have begun similar drives. We have over

  • katie hannah

    do you know when and where all the baskets in lakeland will be collected

  • clw


    I haven’t heard anything about the 2007 collection. Maybe you could contact one the local Kiwanis clubs (try to ask?