School backpacks

Help Donate School Supplies to Students in DC & Surrounding Areas

Are you ready to make a positive impact on a local middle school student? Participate in United Way NCA’s Stuff the Bus campaign for the upcoming 2022-23 school year by providing school supplies to middle schools students in DC and surrounding counties in Northern Virginia and Maryland at United Way NCA’s six Community Schools.

This year, there are three ways to participate:

  1. Purchase and donate a gift from our Amazon Wish List
  2. Volunteer to stuff backpacks full of school supplies for students at our in-person volunteer event taking place Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 420, Vienna, VA 22182.
  3. Make a monetary contribution

If you are a corporation interested in sponsoring this event, volunteering with Stuff the Bus or supporting the initiative in another way, please contact Gabrielle Sherb at

School Supplies That Will be Donated

Your monetary donation will allow us to fill backpacks with the following supplies to give to students in our community:

  • 3-inch binders
  • 5-tab dividers
  • 3-hole pocket folders
  • College-ruled notebook paper
  • Composition books
  • Pens (black or blue)
  • Post-it notes
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Pencil pouches
  • Colored pencils
  • Earbuds with mics
  • Quality backpacks
  • And more!

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