Stuff the Bus helps local students get the tools they need for the upcoming school year! In 2022, over $11,000 worth of supplies were collected, impacting over 10,000 students in 53 schools across Okaloosa and Walton counties.
- Without the community’s generosity, students would lack the supplies they need to be successful during the school year.
“Any help you can give to allow our students to have their own individual supplies would be greatly appreciated,” said Okaloosa Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers. “I want to thank United Way, the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, and the many community sponsors who make a difference in the lives of our students by giving them the much-needed supplies that they need each and every day.”
The Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 8 am to 4 pm at the following locations:
- Walmart – Crestview (3351 S Ferdon Blvd)
- Walmart – Fort Walton Beach (748 Beal Pkwy NW)
- Walmart – Niceville (1300 E John Sims Pkwy E)
School District staff will be on-site with Cumulus Radio, broadcasting LIVE and collecting school supply donations. You can take advantage of Florida’s tax-free weekend and add a few extra school supplies to your cart, or give a monetary donation so our local schools can utilize bulk discounts.
School supply wish list
Most needed supplies:
- Colored Pencils
- Washable Markers
- Dry Erase Markers
- #2 Pencils (Dixon/Ticonderoga preferred)
- Mechanical Pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Composition Notebooks
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Binders (one or one & 1/2 inch)
- Cap erasers
Donation Drop-off Locations:
Starting July 1st you can stop by any of the following businesses and drop off school supplies:
- Cox Communications’ Store- Crestview and FWB
- United Fidelity- FWB
- T’ hairapy Salon & Spa- Niceville/Bluewater
The following will start collecting on July 10th
- CCB Bank- Crestview
- UWF- FWB Campus
- Warren Averett- Destin and FWB
- Niceville and FWB Chamber of Commerce
July 28th we will have a bus in the parking lot of United Fidelity for anyone wanting to drop off school supplies The bus will be there from 10-2.
You can use the button above to make a monetary donation. Make sure to indicate which school you would like the funds to go to!