Stuff The Bus 2018 Report

Our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is going on now! This year, we hope to supply South Tacoma students with all of the supplies they need to be successful in school, starting on day one. According to the Huntington National Bank’s Backpack Index, school supply costs have nearly doubled over the past ten years. Between the cost of backpacks, the supplies to fill them, and back-to-school fees, it costs parents hundreds of dollars to send their students back to school at the start of the year. For low-income families, this is a significant burden that we hope to alleviate with the help of sponsors and community members. 

Last year, Communities In Schools of Tacoma provided over 3,000 backpacks to the Greater Pierce County community. This year, we aspire to exceed that and provide over 4,000 backpacks. We think we can reach that goal with the help of local businesses, partners, and community members. If your organization would like to become a sponsor, please download and complete the below sponsorship form. You can also contact Trisha Tracy at 253-571-3843 or for more information.

Thank you to the following sponsors for helping our students thrive!

Better Homes & Gardens Realty
BNY Mellon
CHI Franciscan
City of Tacoma
Columbia Bank-84th & Pacific
Columbia Bank-Fircrest
Columbia Bank Tacoma Main
Columbia Bank-Allenmore
Columbia Bank-Lakewood
Columbia Bank-Old Town
Columbia Bank-Stadium
Columbia Bank-Westgate
Connelly Law Offices
Coordinated Care
Cutters Point Coffee
First American Title
Gibson & Associates
Grace Community Church
Harkness Furniture
Heritage Bank-Allenmore
Heritage Bank-Pacific
Kaiser Permanente
Key Bank-Pacific Avenue
Korsmo Construction
Lucks Food Decorating Company
Metro Parks Headquarters
Metro Parks-Norpoint Center
Multicare-Utilization Management
One Main Financial-Pierce County
Palace Law
Parkland-Spanaway Rotary
Pierce County
Pierce Transit
Pacific Lutheran University
Puget Sound Orthopedics/Helping Hands NW
Red Lobster
Reggie Johnson Insurance Agency Inc.
Round Table Pizza
South Tacoma Rotary
Starbucks-72nd & Portland
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Police dept.
Tacoma Public Library
Tacoma Rotary #8
Target North Tacoma
TCF Architecture
Timberland Bank
Titus-Will Ford
TRA Imaging
Unico Properties
APA – The Engineered Wood Association



Stuff the Bus Sponsorship Flyer

We are seeking businesses to partner with us to sponsor an entire classroom, grade level, or even a whole school! Dowload the sponsorship form to learn more about our sponsorship levels.