Stuff the Bus Program

Stuff the Bus Program!

2024/2025 school year supplies sign up now open!

The online form is currently not working, and we are investigating a solution. If you are wanting to sign up for supplies please call Maggie at 608-637-7151 ext. 7. Thank you for your patience. 

To sign up to receive a backpack/supplies, please click HERE

📚🎒 Get Involved: Backpack and Supplies Packing Days! 🎒📚

Welcome to our page! We’re excited to share an amazing opportunity for you to make a difference in our community.

I’m Maggie, the Adult Programming and Outreach Coordinator at McIntosh Memorial Library and the Vernon County Stuff the Bus Coordinator. Our upcoming Backpack and Supplies Packing Days are a fantastic way to support students in Vernon County and we’d love for you to join us!

About the Event: We’re preparing for our annual Stuff the Bus event, which provides free school supplies and backpacks to students from Pre-K through High School across the county. This year, we’re packing and distributing supplies at seven different locations, and we need your help!

Event Details: 📍 Location: Bethel Home and Services Fellowship Hall, 614 S. Rock Avenue, Viroqua 📅 Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, July 23rd from 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Friday, July 26th from 10:30am-1:30pm

These packing days are all about community, fun, and making a positive impact. It’s a great chance to give back, meet new people, and enjoy a lively, multigenerational event. Feel free to bring your family, friends, and lots of enthusiasm!

How You Can Help:

  • Join Us: Participate in the packing events to help assemble and distribute the supplies.
  • Spread the Word: Share this information with anyone who might be interested in volunteering.
  • Contact Us: If you have any questions or want to let us know you’re coming, please reach out!

Your involvement will ensure that every student in our community starts the school year with the supplies they need to succeed. Thank you for your support!

Looking forward to seeing you there and making a big impact together! 💪📚

For more information and to RSVP, please contact us at [email protected] or call 608-637-7151 ext. 7.

 

Press Release May 2024:

McIntosh Memorial Library is proud to announce the continuation of the Vernon County Stuff the Bus program in collaboration with the Vernon County Health Department. This initiative, now in its second year, aims to provide essential school supplies and backpacks to students in need throughout Vernon County.

Stuff the Bus is a community-driven effort designed to support students from Pre-K through High School, ensuring they have the tools they need to thrive academically. Recognizing that financial constraints should not hinder a child’s educational journey, Stuff the Bus offers school supplies and backpacks at no cost to eligible students attending schools within Vernon County.

“Our goal is to ensure that every child has the resources they need to succeed in school, regardless of their circumstances,” said Maggie Strittmater, Adult Programming and Outreach Coordinator at the McIntosh Memorial Library. “By providing essential supplies through Stuff the Bus, we are helping to level the playing field and empower students to reach their full potential.”

To participate in the program, students and parents are encouraged to complete the registration form available at https://form.jotform.com/241295118494158. Additionally, community members, organizations, and educators are urged to spread awareness by sharing the attached flyer and registration link with those who could benefit from this valuable resource.

“We believe that by working together as a community, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of students within Vernon County,” added Maggie Strittmater “Your support and partnership are crucial in ensuring the success of Stuff the Bus.”

For more information about Vernon County Stuff the Bus or to inquire about how you can get involved, please contact Maggie Strittmater at [email protected] or call 608-637-7151 ext. 7.

Community partners for the Stuff the Bus Project include:

  • Vernon County Health Department
  • McIntosh Memorial Library
  • Viroqua Walmart
  • James P. Bigley Foundation
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Couleecap, Inc. of Westby
  • Vernon County Salvation Army
  • Vernon County Lions Clubs
  • Vernon Com
  • Organic Valley Cooperative

Donations are welcome from the public in the form of school supplies or a monetary donation.  Monetary donations accepted at the McIntosh Memorial Library located at  205 South Rock Avenue, Viroqua WI, 54665. For school supplies donations please contact Maggie Strittmater at [email protected] or call 608-637-7151 ext. 7.

If you have any questions about the program, please call us at (608) 637-7151 ext. 7 or (608) 637-5251.

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