Stuff the Bus


Will you help us STUFF THE BUS?

Collection for Stuff the Bus will take place during the month of July. Supplies will be distributed to area schools on August 5, 2020.

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Click here to volunteer for Stuff the Bus.

Stuff the Bus means that students can create and learn to their full potential without the worry that they don't have the basic tools needed to reach their academic goals. Thank you to everyone that helps to make this initiative a success!

Stuff the Bus engages dozens of volunteers to collect, sort, pack and distribute supplies and backpacks to elementary, middle and high school students. Volunteering will look different this year due to COVID-19, but we will work to ensure everyone's safety.

Collection barrels and boxes will be placed at the following locations for the month of July:

Marshall Locations:                                             Service Area Locations:

  • Elysian Chiropractic Center                     Brad's Market - Minneota
  • First Lutheran Church                               Ivanhoe Foods - Ivanhoe
  • HyVee                                                         Jim's Market - Canby 
  • Lockwood Motors                                     Jim's Market - Slayton
  • Marshall Area YMCA                                 Kilowatt Comm. Center - Granite Falls
  • Menards                                                     Larson's Grocery - Hendricks
  • Minnwest Bank                                          Lyon Lincoln Electric - Tyler
  • St. Stephen Church                                   Minnwest Bank - Tracy
  • United Way of Southwest MN                  Sanford Canby Medical Center - Canby
  • Walmart                                                      Tim's Food Pride - Dawson                                                      

Additionally, thank you to the following workplaces for holding an internal school supply collection drive:

  • Bremer Bank - Marshall
  • Duke Energy Renewables - Canby
  • Johnson Memorial Health Services - Dawson
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company - Cottonwood
  • Pioneer Public Television - Granite Falls
  • Reinhart Foodservice - Marshall
  • Sanford - Tracy
  • Sanford - Westbrook
  • Southwest West Central Service Cooperative - Marshall
Would you like to volunteer at this year's Stuff the Bus? 
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Would you like to support Stuff the Bus?
  • Cash or check donations can be mailed to United Way of SW MN, PO Box 41, Marshall, MN 56258 - note "Stuff the Bus" in the memo field.
  • Credit card donations can be made through our secure online giving platform by clicking here.
  • School supplies in high need: disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, headphones