Did you know that every year, it costs families between $60 and $100 to buy just one child’s school supplies?  Anyone with school-aged kids is certainly aware, and too many families are forced to make tough choices to cover school expenses. Here’s how we all can help:

The Casper Area Education Foundation and The Salvation Army  are teaming up to “Stuff The Bus” – part of a community-wide school supply drive that'll benefit students in need.

July 1 through August 13, you can donate things like #2 pencils, notebook  paper, backpacks – just pick up a supply list for any school at a local store where you'd normally go shopping.  Then, you can drop off your supply donations at these locations:

  • Reliant Federal Credit Union
  • Albertson’s East
  • UW/CC Offices @ Casper College
  • UW/CC Outreach Building on Poplar
  • Natrona County School District Central Services

If you don't have time to shop, you can make a cash donation at casperedfoundation.org.

If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help with school supplies, contact a caseworker at the Salvation Army.  Stuff The Bus is a project of the Casper Area Education Foundation, in partnership with Natrona County School District #1.