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Stuff the Bus

Stay Tune for 2017 Information!!

Thank you to everyone who helped us Stuff the Bus in 2016! 
We greatly appreciate all the donations from local businesses and community members & we look forward to another great year in 2017! Stay tuned for more details about next year's event.

About Stuff the Bus!
Stuff the Bus supports the Operation Backpack program with much needed school supplies. In 2016, almost 400 backpacks were distributed to students living in Mahaska county! During the event, donated supplies are used to pack a real, school bus! These supplies are later used to fill the backpacks distributed during Operation Backpack. Prior to the event, donation boxes are placed at several collection sites around Oskaloosa. Additionally, many businesses hold their own internal supply drives to help make sure Operation Backpack and Stuff the Bus are a success every year. 

United Way also accepts monetary donations to help purchase additional school supplies for Stuff the Bus and Operation Backpack.
All monetary donations are tax deductible, and can be delivered in person or by mail to:
 Attn: Operation Backpack
c/o United Way of Mahaska County
500 High Avenue West
PO Box 761
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Each year volunteers are needed to help with Operation Backpack. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Emily Brown at United Way of Mahaska County at 641-673-6043 or by email at for more information.
Stuff the Bus 2016
Stuff the Bus was a success again this year! We are so grateful for all the donations made by the community and local businesses. Year after year, our community steps up and pulls together to support our Mahaska county school children and we cannot say thank you enough!