Bedford Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus is an initiative providing students in our local community with the tools to begin school prepared and confident. Research shows early childhood education is fundamental to child development and helps students' overall academic achievement. Furthermore, early childhood education also impacts aspects of our adult lives, paying big dividends through increased civic engagement, greater neighborhood safety, and a healthy, vibrant community.

Thanks to the support of our community, the United Way Stuff the Bus initiative has provided thousands of local students with school supplies. With your help, we can fill more backpacks and put more smiles on our student's faces!


Stuff the Bus Collection Drive from July 1st through July 29th.

Collection and Sort-a-thon:

July 29th at Shelbyville Central High School from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM           

Thompson Machinery
3565 New Tullahoma Hwy., Manchester


There's still time! Sign up here to become a collection site!



Please collect the designated items and quantities where specified.

Folders with pockets and prongs
Crayola Crayons (24 pk)
Composition Notebooks
Pencil boxes

Your school shopping made easy! You can purchase from the Wishlist and send it directly to United Way. Include "FOR BEDFORD COUNTY" in the notes section when checking out.

   View Amazon Wishlist here

 Click here to donate. Every dollar counts toward our goal!

If you are interested in volunteering on July 29th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, reach out to Lucie Burchfield at