Salt Lake City – Across the Wasatch Front, thousands of students are preparing to go back to school without the necessary supplies. To help more Utah kids return to their classrooms equipped for learning, United Way of Salt Lake has connected with eight community centers and 26 schools across the valley to identify and meet the needs of 13,000 students. Community members and businesses have stepped up to the challenge and are hosting more than 45 independent supply drives to collect the items students need. Together, we are working to gather more than 100,000 individual supplies, including pencils, backpacks, folders, markers, crayons, notebooks, and more.

In early August, dozens of volunteers will count and sort donations and prepare them for delivery to schools across the Wasatch Front.


What:  Stuff the Bus is United Way of Salt Lake’s annual push to collect the supplies students need to succeed in school. It brings together hundreds of community members through supply drives and volunteer opportunities.

Where: Columbus Community Center
2531 S. 400 E.
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

When:  August 26, 2021
Donation Drop Off
Monday, August 2nd & Tuesday, August 3rd
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer Shifts

  • Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Counting and Sorting)
  • & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Counting and Sorting)
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Packing and Loading)


About UWSL: United Way of Salt Lake is working to create long-term change by harnessing the power of nonprofits, government, corporations, and thousands of individuals to work together and solve the most difficult problems we face as a community. Our goal is that every child succeeds, every step of the way. You can be a part of the change and help put #UtahKidsFirst. Learn more at