Rutherford 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 over 22,000 local students with school supplies since 2012. With your help, we can fill more backpacks and put more smiles on our student's faces!


Stuff the Bus Collection Drive from June 24th through July 29th.

Collection Days:

July 27th at The Avenue Murfreesboro from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
July 29th at Mitchell Neilson Primary from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sort-a-thon Day:

July 30th at Mitchell Neilson Primary from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM



615 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro
2610 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro

MTSU - College of Education
Cope Administration Building + College of Education Building

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Water Resources Department
300 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro

Northwestern Mutual
1639 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 301, Murfreesboro

Pinnacle Bank
69 South Lowry St., Smyrna

Planet Fitness
5185 Murfreesboro Rd, La Vergne

1605 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro

Thompson Machinery
1245 Bridgestone Pkwy., La Vergne

Wilson Bank & Trust
3110 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro
710 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro
210 Commerce Drive, Smyrna
4195 Franklin Rd., Murfreesboro
2640 S. Church St., Murfreesboro

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



  Please collect the designated items and quantities where specified.

Crayola Crayons (24 pk)
Markers, washable, broad tip (8pk)
Scissors, 5" blunt tip
Glue sticks (2)
Pencil box
#2 pencils (12pk) Ticonderoga preferred
Colored pencils (12 pk)
Spiral Notebook (1 subject)
Eraser (Large, Pink)
Folder (two pockets)
Pencil sharpener (double barrel)
12" Ruler
Teacher supplies:
Clorox wipes
Expo Markers
Index Cards
Sharpie Markers (any color,any size)

Your school shopping made easy! You can purchase from the Wishlist and send it directly to United Way.

   View Amazon Wishlist here

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

 There are three volunteer shifts available for our Stuff the Bus event. 

On Monday, July 29th, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM we need help at our collection site with collecting school supplies that are being dropped off.

On Monday, July 29th, from 1:00 AM - 5:00 PM we need help at our collection site with collecting school supplies that are being dropped off.

On Tuesday, July 30th, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM we need help with sorting and packing the school supplies to be distributed to our partner schools.

Click here to view the volunteer opportunities and sign up!

  Posters, social media files and sample messaging are available to make your collection drive a breeze! 

  Click here for the Virtual Toolkit Materials