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About Us

13 Years of serving the children in our community

Since 2005, the Stuff the Bus promotion has altered the lives of children and families throughout Warren County and South Central Kentucky. Stuff the Bus is a community event that focuses on meeting the school supply needs of school-age children to ensure that every child starts the school year the same way. The goal is to give every child the same first day of school experience, regardless of background, home life, or economic status.

Each year community members come together to provide everything from basic school supplies to sports equipment and clothing to tremendous monetary donations, all used to help area children and the schools they attend. and the amazing staff of the event to champion this worthwhile cause.

Each year volunteers raise major awareness for Stuff the Bus and are now inseparably tied to the heartwarming event. Stuff the Bus has become a community staple to symbolize the start of the back to school season for families, teachers, and schools. Stuff the Bus also brings the surrounding areas of Southern Kentucky on board to help over 10 counties and 20 after school programs prepare in their own unique ways with events in each community. Since 2005 the growth of the event can be directly tied to the community we serve. Now with the addition of our WKU Stuff the Bus Scholarship Fund we continue to provide a path for children to succeed from kindergarten thru higher education.

Honored to be a part of this tremendous journey and leave a beautiful legacy of giving and community.

Tony Rose, Your Host

Our Mission

Since 2005 our mission has been to make sure that every child walks in on the first day of school on an equal playing field. With the essential supplies needed to be able to connect with the teacher and classmates. Every single item we collect stays local with children, teachers, and classrooms in Southern Kentucky. Kids from Kindergarten thru High School benefit from the supplies of Stuff the Bus! The best part…when YOU make a donation you know that is is literally going to help the kids that your kids go to school with.

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How Do I Help?

Reach out. Get involved on your local level. Your workplace, group, church. We are always looking for unique and special individuals and groups who have a passion to make the community better and to make the lives of children the best they can possibly be. Do you have what it takes to fill boxes, fill buses, and fill the hearts of children in need

When Does Stuff the Bus Happen?

Since 2005 Stuff the Bus happens on the third week of July at Bluegrass Cellular on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Start making your plans now to be part of this year’s event. We work year round to make sure the needs of students and teachers are met. the 2018 Stuff the Bus event will happen July 19th-23rd.

What Supplies Do You Need?

We need everything from the basic school supplies like crayons, backpacks and markers to things like copy paper, paper towels and “backpack” type food items. Not sure? Make a monetary donation that will stay 100% local and know that it will be spent to its maximum value. For a more detailed list of supplies in need click the link below.

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Thanks to the visionary leadership and massive community support the event has received, we have created the Stuff the Bus Scholarship Fund to enable the same kids they helped through K-12 attain their dreams of post-secondary education. This scholarship fund is designed to offer assistance to complete the entire education cycle. Through this new fund, Stuff the Bus will continue to help deserving students and impact lives in an even greater capacity than ever before. Time will tell the future of the Stuff the Bus annual promotional event, but we are excited that this Stuff the Bus Scholarship Fund will exist in perpetuity and provide encouragement and assistance to a countless number of students for generations to come.

Stuff the Bus is always accepting donations. We work closely with the College Heights Foundation with our Stuff the Bus Scholarship. Each year we award two incoming college freshmen $1000.00 tuition scholarships. Our goal is to be award to award multiple larger scholarships as the event grows over the years. We need your help to make this happen. Your 100% tax free donation is greatly appreciated.

Stuff the bus has been calling out to the community since 2005 and you have answered back many times. Thank you for continuing to be a part of this adventure and helping all the children get the tools they need so they can succeed in school. We could have never done it without your help.

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Get Involved


Become a business that donates to Stuff the Bus and get the most amazing PR you can imagine! Know that your Stuff the Bus branded event will be the talk of the town and let us work for YOU. Stuff the Bus has cornerstone media partners who put community and local FIRST and you will know that your donation will stay 100% local with children in need. It’s more than a “feel good” moment and photo will see and feel the amazing impact your gift to Stuff the Bus instantly has. Find out how YOU can partner with Stuff the Bus and we can help level the playing field TOGETHER!


Are you ready to sweat for a great cause? We are always looking for amazing civic groups and volunteers from the Southern Kentucky community to be part of the “stuffer” crew during the event. Do you have what it takes to fill boxes, fill buses, and fill the hearts of children in need? Reach out and find out more!

Family First

The most important person we see every July at Stuff the Bus is YOU. Simply put Stuff the Bus would not happen without the amazing community that it BELONGS to coming out every year to support it. Seeing Mom and Dad taking the kids school supply shopping to donate to Stuff the Bus gives us the energy to make it bigger and better every year. We can’t do it without you! Stuff the Bus is more than “some guy living in a school bus radio stunt.” It’s a community joining together to make sure no child is left behind on day one!

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2018 STB Locations

Our projects throught the year that not only provide supplies for children but keep the Stuff the Bus Foundation going. We always welcome any Volunteers for any event we have.

April 28: Hot Rods Night

June 23: STB 5K (Saturday Evening)

June 25: Central City

June 27: Russellville

June 28: Burkesville

July 2: Leithchfield

July 5: Scottsville/Tompkinsville

July 7: Glasgow

July 12: Glasgow Stores

July 13: Brownsville

July 14: Franklin

July 16: Morgantown

July 19-23: Stuff the Bus!!

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I’m Ready to Volunteer!

I have what it takes to fill boxes, fill buses, and fill the hearts of children in need. I’m ready to become part of the community!

(270) 781-2121
1804 College Street, Bowling Green, Ky 42101