Our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is going on now! This year, we hope to provide 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 Taylor Parton at 253-571-4983 or tparton@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Thank you to our 2019 Stuff the Bus sponsors!

Donate at one of our 2019 Collection Sites:

APA – The Engineered Wood Association

Ashley Furniture

Better Homes & Gardens Realty

BNY Mellon

City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma- Environmental Services

Columbia Bank Fircrest

Columbia Bank Tacoma Main

Columbia Bank-Allenmore

Columbia Bank-Lakewood

Columbia Bank-Old Town

Columbia Bank-Stadium

Columbia Bank-Westgate

Community 1st (Tacoma)

Community 1st (Dupont)

Connelly Law Offices

Coordinated Care

Downtown on the Go!

Edward Jones (Financial Advisor): Jania L Watkins, 22 N Tacoma Ave

Edward Jones (Financial Advisor): Michael P Batt 6450 Tacoma Mall Blvd

Farmers Insurance- Maria Acevedo

Fred Meyer (Pac Ave.)


Grace Community Church

Harkness Furniture

Kaiser Permanente

Key Bank 1101 pacific ave

Korsmo Construction

Lucks Food Decorating Company

Master Builders Association of Pierce County

Metro Parks (East Side Community Center)

Metro Parks (STAR Center)

Metro Parks- Norpoint Center (NE Tacoma)

Milasich Chiropractic Center

Muliticare (Allenmore)

Multicare (Utilization Management)

Office Depot (Tacoma)

Open Worship with Tacoma Central Presbyterian Church


Pierce Transit

Puget Sound Orthopedics/Helping Hands NW

Red Lobster

Reggie Johnson Insurance Agency Inc.

Renaissance Chiropractic Center

Safeway (56th St.)

Safeway (72nd St.)

Safeway (Highland Hill)

Seattle FBI Field Office

South Tacoma Rotary

Stewart Title Company

Tacoma Mall

Tacoma Public Library- Fern Hill Branch

Tacoma Public Library- Kobetich Branch

Tacoma Public Library- Main Branch

Tacoma Public Library- Moore Branch

Tacoma Public Library- Mottet Branch

Tacoma Public Library- South Tacoma Branch

Tacom Public Library- Swasey Branch

Tacoma Public Library- Wheelock Branch

Tacoma Rotary #8

Titus Will Ford

TPSC Benefits

Umpqua Bank

Unico Properties

Washington State Auditor Team – Tacoma


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.