Stuff the Bus

With the cost of sending a child back to school being so high, Community Thread and United Way of Washington County – East recognize the importance of helping all kids succeed by providing them with the basic tools needed to start the year off right; whether that be in-class or through distance learning.

Below you will find details on how you can help students in the Stillwater Area School District have a great start to the school year.

Drop off new school supplies at Community Thread or United Way of Washington County – East                                                          July 5 – August 10 from 9am-4pm. View school supplies needed.

Prefer to do our shopping online? Use our Stuff the Bus Amazon Wish List to purchase needed supplies.

Community Thread | Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute | Eckberg Lammers P.C. | First Resource Bank | First State Bank and Trust | Lake Elmo Bank | MidWestOne Bank | Sletten and Brettin Orthodontics | Stillwater Motors | United Way of Washington County – East | Zephyr Theatre

Families can receive school supplies for their children. Supplies will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration will open online on July 27 at 9am and end August 12 at 12pm.
Register for School Supplies & No-contact Curbside Pick-up (ENGLISH)
Register for School Supplies & No-contact Curbside Pick-up (SPANISH)

Stuff the Bus allows volunteers to make a difference in many ways. School supplies will need to be sorted and counted, each family’s list for each child needs to be assembled and bagged, and lastly, we will need volunteers to run bags, check in and monitor traffic on the pick up days.

New this year! Volunteers will complete each families list prior to pick up day. We will be offering no-contact curbside pick-up for families.

Volunteer as an individual, family or team. Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older for counting and sorting, and 18 years of age or older for supply list shopping & assembling and curbside pick-up.

Volunteers will be required to have their temperature taken and asked the COVID symptom health questions prior to volunteering. Volunteers will also be asked to wear a face mask. A mask will be provided if they don’t have one.

Sign up to volunteer!

Call Community Thread’s Volunteer Center at 651-439-7434 or United Way of Washington County – East at 651-439-3838.

If you would like to make an online donation to Stuff the Bus, click here and designate your donation to Stuff the Bus.

Thank You to our Stuff the Bus Sponsors.

In-Kind Sponsors
Andersen Corporation | Cub Foods | DiaSorin | Verizon