Stuff The Bus

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Monday, July 1, 2024


New Hanover and Pender counties

Stuff The Bus Back to School Supply Drive

Communities In Schools of Cape Fear is calling on companies and community members across the region to help us Stuff The Bus!

For 24 years now, CIS has hosted the region’s largest school supply drive and distributed new items to students in public schools across New Hanover and Pender counties. Our goal is to ensure every student has what they need to enjoy a successful year in school.

In years past, we collected more than $100,000 worth of school supplies. This year, our goal is to outfit 100 students at each public school in our region with school supplies.

How to donate new school supplies to local students:
1. Starting in July, drop your items off in a yellow collection barrel at a business near you. Click here for a list of locations that participated in the 2023 Corporate Challenge.

2. Visit one of ourĀ  CIS Bus Stops (and load your donation into our school bus! Click here for a sample supply list.

3. Shop our CIS Amazon Wish List

4. Make a secure, online donation to CIS Cape Fear


How to support our 2024 collection drive:

Register as a volunteer! Every CIS Bus Stop relies on volunteers to talk to shoppers and organize donations on the school bus. Email for details.