Communities In Schools Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
June 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020
CIS-SA 2020 Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive
This year, the Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive will be a virtual fundraiser! Due to COVID-19, workplaces are not yet at full capacity, social distancing limits large volunteer gatherings and precautions are in place to minimize contact. Therefore, instead of accepting school supply donations, we are raising money for each of our schools so they have the funds to purchase school supplies, uniforms, and technology for our students. Although there are a few detours this year, our commitment to providing free school supplies to thousands of underserved students remains the same.
For over 20 years, the Communities In Schools’ Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive is essential for the families we serve. Many of our families are below the poverty line and many of them cannot afford all the supplies their children need to start their school year. With recent job losses and furloughs, the CIS-SA Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive alleviates the stress of back-to-school expenses and allows students to focus on their education with the tools they need. Supplies are available to students throughout the entire school year and will be provided for distance learning, so students also have the tools they need at home. Help us reach our goal of $300,000 so we can provide 100 CIS schools with $3,000 per campus!
About Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA)
Working directly in 100+ schools across 12 school districts, Communities In Schools builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. Our school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools. From immediate needs like food or clothing to more complex ones like counseling or emotional support, we do whatever it takes to help students succeed.
Want to get your company or organization involved? Create a team and recruit other people to become a fundraiser. As a Team Captain or Team Member, you will engage & inspire others to give. We have pre-set templates you can use for emails and social media which can be found on the Fundraising Toolkit page. We make it easy for our team captains!
As an individual fundraiser, you can invite your friends and family to support Stuff The Bus by creating and sharing your own page. Add your own photo, set a goal, and inspire others to give by sharing why this initiative is important to you!
Check out the Fundraising Toolkit for some tools to get you started!
3. Make a One Time Donation
Interested in simply making a donation? All you have to do is click "Donate" at the top of the menu bar and enter in your donation.
If you are associated with an organization or company participating in Stuff The Bus, make sure to click "or Select this button to give credit to a Team or Fundraiser" on the Donate page and select the team/fundraiser name. This will allow your fundraiser to credit and capture your donation!
See What Your Donations Can Provide Our Students:
Let's Get Everyone On The Bus!
We need a community of support to help meet the needs of our students! Please share this event with your friends and family so they can also help fundraise for school supplies. All aboard!
Please email Jessica Hannah at JHannah@cissa.org and Felisha Sanchez at FSanchez@cissa.org. We'll get back to you within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.
For over 20 years, the Communities In Schools of San Antonio Stuff The Bus (STB) School Supply Drive has helped thousands of students and families in need. During the 2020-2021 school year, the STB supplies will be distributed to over 100 San Antonio area schools (elementary-high school) across 12 school districts. This allows all students at each campus to have access to free school supplies throughout the school year. Each time you participate in the Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive, you entrust Communities In Schools of San Antonio to direct your gifts to where they are needed most. This includes, but it not limited to, the purchase of school supplies, technology and uniforms needed by our students, such as, but not limited to, the representative items on this website.