Stuff The Bus 2023

The Cape Fear Region's Largest School Supply Drive


Friday, August 18, 2023



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 23 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.

Last year, we collected more than $107,000 worth of school supplies. Together, we believe we can surpass our 2022 total!


How to support our 2023 collection drive:

Sign your business or community group up to host a collection bucket. We provide directions and signage, you urge your clients and neighbors to fill your bin with school supplies! Email to request a Yellow Collection  Bucket.

Register as a volunteer! Every CIS Bus Stop relies on volunteers to talk to shoppers and organize donations on the school bus from August 18 to August 20. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

Enjoy counting? CIS is also in need of volunteer teams to assist with donation counting and inventory at the close of the collection event on August 20. Email to sign up for inventory.


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 sample supply list.
2. Visit one of five CIS Bus Stops from August 18 -20 and load your donation into our school bus!
3. Shop our CIS Amazon Wish List
4. Make a secure, online donation to CIS Cape Fear