311 4th St SW, PO Box 895, Willmar, Minnesota 56201
(320) 235-1050

Stuff the Bus 2022

Stuff the Bus 2022

2022 Recap

We had 19 schools come and get supplies for their students.  These included schools from the following districts Dream Technical Academy, Willmar, CCS, CMCS, ACGC, KMS, NL-S, Benson, BOLD, BLHS, Litchfield, RCW, St. Mary’s Bird Island, and MACCRAY.  

We had more than 7,500 items donated and with our monetary donations, the total was $23,932.86.  

We had 68 drop-off sites participating, along with Cub Foods and the Stingers hosting us on our final drop-off time and day.
We are beyond thrilled with the success of Stuff the Bus and are so grateful to our media sponsor Lakeland Broadcasting.

Thank you so much for partnering with us for STUFF THE BUS!  We are hopeful we can raise $20,000 to help children throughout the West Central Minnesota Area be ready for success with the proper supplies at the ready.

Today, we have the great pleasure of partnering with Lakeland Broadcasting as our marketing sponsor for STUFF THE BUS.

The United Way works to fulfill needs in our community that fall into 3 categories: Basic Needs, Health, and Education.  As a part of our desire to promote educational opportunities in West Central Minnesota, each summer we partner with community organizations and businesses during the STUFF THE BUS campaign to collect donations of money and school supplies that will support the learners of the 17 schools in our community including ACGC, Benson, Bold, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, Central Minnesota Christian Schools, Community Christian Schools, Dream Technical Academy, Kandiyohi Academy, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Litchfield, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer, Renville County West, School of St. Philip, St. Mary’s School, and Willmar. Last year, more than 8,000 school supplies which equaled more than $17,500 were collected. 

We hope to collect more than $20,000 of supplies and donations that will be given directly to school principals, counselors, and child guides. These donations directly support the students in our community and engaging staff from local schools ensures each donation has maximum impact and goes to those with the greatest need.

Our goal this year is lofty, and we cannot accomplish it without you! We are hoping you will come alongside us, as a partner, and BRING IN YOUR Donations of school supplies like glue, scissors, calculators, notebooks, socks, markers, colored pencils, binders, and more to our collection box.  We can’t do it alone and look forward to partnering with you to support our students and schools. 

Help us STUFF THE BUS for our kids!!marketing sponsor

Drop Off Locations


  • Public Library


  • Do-Mat’s
  • Bank of the West
  • First Security Bank
  • Public Library
  • St. Francis Catholic Church


  • Concorde Bank

Clara City

  • Citizen’s Alliance Bank
  • St. Clara’s Catholic Church


  • Hector Clinic


  • Dollar General


  • Center National Bank
  • Doosan Bobcat
  • Litchfield Public Library


  • Citizen’s Alliance Bank


  • Citizen’s Alliance Bank
  • Bethesda Lutheran Church
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church

New London

  • Open Door Church
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • Public Library
  • United Minnesota Bank


  • Ag Country
  • B&D Market
  • F&M Bank
  • HomeTown Bank
  • Olivia Hospital and Clinic


  • Unity CRC
  • PrinsBank


  • Public Library


  • Dollar General
  • First Security Bank
  • Renville Clinic
  • Dawson Coop Credit Union


  • Hope Presbyterian
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
  • Teal’s Market
  • Public Library


  • Bremer Bank
  • Bethel Lutheran Church
  • Calvary Lutheran Church
  • Cash Wise
  • Christianson PLLP
  • Concorde Bank
  • Cub Foods
  • Fischer Laser Eye Center
  • Home State Bank
  • Jennie-O
  • Kandiyohi County Administrative Offices
  • Kensington Bank
  • Lake Region Bank
  • Northern Radiator
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • The Village Children’s Museum
  • Public Library
  • Wells Fargo
  • YMCA

Reach out to Lynsey with questions: