Donations Now – Bring In Those Instruments!

Now more than ever, the program which ensures that low-income Sanford students get off to a good start in school needs your help.  STUFF THE BUS  is a school readiness program which provides backpacks, school supplies and other items to help low-income students prepare for the first day of school. With economic difficulties increasing, and resources dwindling, it is imperative to get the word out about  STUFF THE BUS , the program that makes sure students have the right supplies on the first day of school. 

We assisted over 700 local school children last year including homeless teens in the York County Shelters.  We are able to do this because of generous supporters like you!  Although this is only our sixth year, we are trying to expand the program as the numbers of students who are in need of these supplies has grown significantly over the past year. That is why we are asking for your help.

A dedicated group of community partners is working to build relationships with the community to operate supply drives and collect donations for the  STUFF THE BUS .  We need as much help as we can get.  Every donation collected, makes a significant difference in the life of a Sanford student.

For instance, last year a small child showed his favorite cafeteria worker every crayon from his 48 pack. These donations bring joy to children’s lives and it brings organization into the classroom for teachers. A child with a good start is a better student, better organized and ready to learn.

Get Started!

Your business can help either by conducting a school supply collection drive with your employees or by making a monetary donation, or both, between July 1st and August 16th.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at or by calling 207-604-4543.

Thank You!  This program works because of the generous donations from people like you!

Wanda Parent
Director Sanford & Springvale STUFF THE BUS 

100 percent of donations are used to purchase backpacks and supplies.  We are an all volunteer driven committee.

Send your donation check made out to the United Way to

United Way of York County, P.O. Box 727, Kennebunk, Maine 04043-0727

This part is very important- you must put in the subject line of your check: 

Stuff The Bus Sanford Springvale

A tax receipt will be mailed in return for your donation.  Thank You!!