THERE'S STILL TIME TO HELP STUFF THE BUS

"STUFF THE BUS" FOR MONROE COUNTY KIDS
 
 Florida Keys children need school supplies such as pencils, binders, notebooks, and backpacks as part of their studies. But some local families can't afford these basic supplies. That's why United Way of the Florida Keys and community partners are supporting the annual "Stuff the Bus" event. All donations made in the Keys stay in the Keys for local school children.

The most needed supplies this year are: 
  • Backpacks
  • 3" 3-ring binders
  • Dry erase markers
  • White board cleaner
  • Highlighters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol wipes
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Graph paper
  • Ziplock/plastic baggies
  • Healthy, nonperishable snacks

Donation boxes are found around the community including the Islamorada Administrative Center, and Islamorada Fire Station 20. Individuals can participate in "Stuff the Bus" by taking school supplies to a sponsor's business, making a donation online at  gofundme.com/StufftheBus2017 and by shopping at Publix and buying "Tools for Schools" gift cards for school supplies at the checkout counter.   

Every supply and every dollar donated to the Stuff the Bus school supply drive will be used directly to purchase additional bulk supplies for children in Keys schools.

For more information about "Stuff the Bus," call the United Way Florida Keys office at 305-735-1929, or email kbauerjones@keysunitedway.org.