Sixth Annual Stuff the Bus Makes an Impact

Sixth Annual Stuff the Bus Makes an Impact

Essential school supplies provided to at-risk students.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently completed its sixth annual Stuff the Bus program, presented by Hot Topic, to benefit children in Rutherford and Cannon counties. Nearly 15,000 essential school supply items were collected by 70 participating companies and organizations. One hundred and seventy-one volunteers sorted the items at the Stuff the Bus Sort-a-Thon and the supplies were distributed to Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City and Cannon County schools.

McKenna Moore, Director of Volunteer and Strategic Engagement for United Way, said, “School supplies were distributed to Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County central offices and from there disseminated to individual schools. Different students have different needs at any given time, and this allows guidance counselors to hand a student an array of supplies customized to fit their individual situation. The supplies for Cannon County were distributed at the annual We Care Cannon event, which served more than 600 students.”

Organizations, companies and individuals participated in the Sort-a-Thon set up on July 25th and 26th and the event on July 28th  at Hobgood Elementary. Companies participating this year through private donations, in-kind gifts or volunteers included:

Advance Auto Parts


Atmos Energy


Beyond Aquatics

Chuck E Cheese

City Auto

City of Murfreesboro

Consumers Insurance

DoubleTree by Hilton

Farmers Insurance

Fifth Third Bank


First Tennessee Bank

Ford of Murfreesboro

General Mills

Hawthorne Park South Apartments

Hilton Garden Inn


Journeys in Community Living

Kingdom Ministries Worship Center

LaVergne City Hall

La Quinta Inn

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership

Middle Tennessee State University

Morter Family Chiropractic

Murfreesboro City Schools Central Office

Murfreesboro Electric

Murfreesboro Water & Sewer

Murfreesboro Young Professionals

National Dance Club


Old Navy

Once Upon A Child


Patterson Park Community Center

Quinn's Mercantile

Redstone Federal Credit Union

Regal Beloit

Residence Inn

Revolution Chiropractic

Roscoe Brown, Inc.

Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk's Office

Rutherford County Register of Deeds

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

State Farm - Agent Dana Womack

State Farm - Agent Jeannie Almond

State Farm - Agent Joel Laird

State Farm - Agent Bill Hayes

Steel Technologies

Thompson Services

Townplace Suites

Toyota of Murfreesboro

US Bank


Wilson Bank & Trust

Don & Hanna Witherspoon

The Woodlands Neighborhood

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties


Stuff the Bus event sponsors included: Hot Topic, State Farm, Amazon, Kasai, City Auto, UPS, Schneider Electric, Quinn's Mercantile, Kennametal, Wastequip, Murfreesboro City Schools and International Paper.

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About United Way

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.


Mission Statement

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.


Vision Statement

To be the primary community solutions leader for human services.



The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is located at 3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro. For more information, please call (615) 893-7303 or visit