2020 Stuff the Bus

Now in its 10th year, United Way of Sumner County's annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive will have a different look in 2020 as we work with Sumner County Schools to provide assistance to low-income students while working to help keep our students safe.

From July 15 - Aug. 4, you can create positive change in the lives of local students by helping United Way of Sumner County provide 1,200 backpacks to low-income students and dry erase markers for our high schools as part of the 2020 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive.  (Click to download a copy of the 2020 STB Flyer)

Sumner County Schools is providing school supplies to K-8 students to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are supplementing that effort by providing backpacks to local students in need. 
To assist our high schools in their efforts to remain safe, we are collecting dry erase markers so that our approximately 9,000 high school students will each have their own marker to use to reduce the need for sharing items in the classroom.
Continue reading for complete details, including drop-off sites, or click the button below to make a donation to buy backpacks today!
Your donation will help us purchase 1,200 new backpacks for low-income students across the county. By purchasing in bulk, we get a tremendous deal on backpacks, but we need your help. Your donation of just $15 will provide backpacks to five local students. But why stop there? Purchase as many as you like by making your secure donation on our website.  
Click on the Buy A Backpack button above to make your donation today!

Whether it’s a single marker, a three-pack, or a collection of various colors, we want to collect approximately 9,000 dry erase makers during Stuff the Bus to make sure our local high students each have their own marker to use at the white board this year. Any brand, any color will do, as long as they are large chisel-tip DRY ERASE markers.
Buy them locally (including during the July 31 - Aug. 2 Tax-Free Weekend) and drop them off at our office or a drop-off site listed below, order them from AmazonSmile to benefit United Way of Sumner County (details below), or make a donation by clicking the button above and we’ll buy them for you. 
About AmazonSmile: You can help United Way of Sumner County every time you make a qualifying purchase on Amazon.com by joining the AmazonSmile program. You can buy what you need without leaving your home, and Amazon makes a donation to United Way of Sumner County.
Enroll at https://smile.amazon.com and select United Way of Sumner County as your preferred charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to UWSC. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, and every eligible purchase benefits your United Way.

Dry Erase Marker Drop-Off Sites
Dry Erase Markers may be dropped off at the following locations
from July 15 - Aug. 4. Check back often as we are adding new
locations as soon as they are confirmed.


1531 Hunt Club Blvd.
Suite 110
Gallatin 37066
(615) 461-8371

118 West Main Street
Gallatin, 37066
(615) 452-4000

100 Country Club Drive
Suite 104
Hendersonville, 37066
(615) 824-2818
(Masks Required in Office)


412 Hwy 76
White House, 37188
(615) 672-3937

221 Indian Lake Blvd.
Hendersonville, 37075
(615) 338-3839

102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd.
Hendersonville, 37075
(615) 826-9622



Thank You to our additional Stuff the Bus Partners




If you need a backpack for your child or children, Stuff the Bus backpacks will be distributed to students in need by local United Way of Sumner County partner help centers throughout the county. For more information, please contact the appropriate help center based on where you live.

  • Gallatin, Castalian Springs – Society of St. Vincent de Paul, (615) 218-0377
  • Hendersonville – Hendersonville Samaritan Association, (615) 824-7105
  • Portland, Cottontown – Portland C.A.R.E.S., (615) 325-7805
  • Westmoreland, Bethpage – Westmoreland Food Bank, (615) 644-4357