Stuff the Bus 2021

The Stuff the Bus Committee of Erie County, in partnership with Erie County Local School Districts, is collaborating to collect and distribute school supplies for the 2021/2022 school year. It is our goal this fall to assist as many students as possible entering grades K-8 whose families may be financially burdened by the cost of school supplies.

Backpacks will be filled with the most essential supplies including: pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, bottled glue, pocket folders, wide-ruled paper, scissors, pink erasers, rulers, and pencil boxes for grades K-5. Backpacks for students in grades 6-8 will be filled with pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, highlighters, folders, glue sticks, loose leaf paper, spiral notebook or composition book, scissors, and one 3-ring binder. Additional supplies will remain the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The Stuff the Bus Committee will do all that we can to fulfill as many requests as possible, but will be limited by the community’s donors.

If your child is entering grades K-8 and will be in need of a backpack, please complete the online form below by June 27, 2021. The form must be completed for each separate child. You can download and mail the form by clicking here.

Backpacks will be distributed by your student’s local school. You will be notified of the details before the start of the school year.

Stuff the Bus Erie County is a collaboration between the Sandusky Mall, United Way of Erie County and VacationLand Federal Credit Union. If you have questions about the Stuff the Bus Erie County program, please contact Heather Gilchrist at VacationLand Federal Credit Union at 419-625-9025, ext. 1342 or email

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Help Us Stuff the Bus

Each year we partner with local businesses, organizations, and community members to provide new backpacks and school supplies to students in Erie County. This year, the need is even greater as we expand the program to include students up through 8th grade. Click the button below for information on how you can contribute to the cause. Thank you!