United Way of Monmouth County Holding Annual
“Stuff the Bus” Drive for School Supplies

Farmingdale, New JerseyJuly 22, 2013 –United Way of MonmouthCounty’s annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive will be held at five locations throughout the month of August to meet the growing demand for school supplies in the community. The drive is designed to help ensure that all children in MonmouthCounty begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed.

Stuff the Bus events will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following stores, where shoppers are invited to purchase and donate new school supplies on site:

  • August 3rd at Target of Middletown
  • August 9th at Walmart of Freehold
  • August 10th at Target of Manalapan
  • August 16th at Target of Howell
  • August 17th at Target of Ocean

“Working directly with local schools, we have been able to identify those items needed most by our area children,” says Timothy Hearne, President and CEO of United Way of MonmouthCounty. “Providing educational supplies helps support a child’s ability to learn while removing some of the financial burden from parents, many of whom are struggling financially right now. Many of these children have been further impacted by the effects of Superstorm Sandy, so these donations are needed now more than ever.”

In addition to offering an opportunity to donate school supplies, each site offers volunteers a way to give their time to the drive. Volunteers are needed at each of the community events, and also to help sort donations throughout the month of August. Interested volunteers should register by contacting United Way of MonmouthCounty at 732-938-5988, ext. 2042.

Over 20 United Way corporate partners will also be collecting donations for the 2013 Stuff the Bus drive.

Area groups and local businesses are welcome to hold their own school supply collections, which will become part of the Stuff the Bus drive. For more information on participating, please contact Kaarina Romero at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To learn more about United Way of Monmouth County’s Community Impact initiatives on education, income and health and its work in rebuilding Monmouth County, visit uwmonmouth.org.