The United Way of Greater Nashville announced last month that the 13th annual Stuff the Bus school supply collection drive will be entirely virtual again this year. The event runs through June 30.

“Children in our community need the tools and support to learn, now more than ever,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Nashville. “Stuff the Bus is so much more than just pencils and notebooks. It’s giving kids the resources they need to solve math problems and understand science experiments. To foster their creativity and to focus less on what they need and more on what they can be.

“We’re so grateful to each of you for stepping up and helping to get school supplies in the hands of kids who need it most.”

Here’s how to help:

Run an online supply drive in your workplace or community group. The United Way will provide all the tools needed to make the drive a success. Visit to get started.

Purchase supplies from the organization’s online store. Now through June 30, visit the online store to select a number of school supply kits for purchase.

Give money. You can give any amount you wish though the United Way’s online giving platform. The contributions will be used to purchase school supplies for kids in need.

United Way is working with local organizations to distribute supplies to local students in Cheatham, Davidson, Hickman, Robertson and Williamson counties.

To learn more about Stuff the Bus, visit

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