“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”  We absolutely saw the greatness in this community during our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive! Stuff the Bus campaign aims to provide a backpack stuffed full of supplies to children who need them so they are prepared and ready to learn.

This year we collected $108,547 worth of school supplies, enough to provide thousands of students in the Tacoma, Bethel, and Franklin Pierce school districts with stuffed backpacks. We were also blessed with an incredible team of 113 volunteers who collectively gave 415 hours of volunteer time. Special thanks to First Student for providing two buses and our amazing drivers, Frank and Jack who donated their time to drive all day.

Download the full report below!

We are so thankful to the amazing sponsors, businesses, partners and volunteers who made this such an incredible success—we could not have done it without your help and support:

  • APA – The Engineered Wood Association
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Pacific Commons
  • BNY Mellon
  • Car Pros
  • City of Tacoma
  • Columbia Bank
  • Community 1st Credit Union
  • Connelly Law Offices
  • Coordinated Care
  • Davita
  • Downtown on the Go!
  • Edward Jones: Jania L Watkins Office
  • Edward Jones: Michael P Batt Office
  • Farmers Insurance- Maria Acevedo
  • Fred Meyer
  • Gensco
  • Gina Lee – Keller Williams
  • Grace Community Church
  • Harkness Furniture
  • Horwath Law
  • Inspirus Credit Union
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Key Bank
  • Korsmo Construction
  • Lucks Food Decorating Company
  • Master Builders Association of Pierce County
  • Metro Parks
  • Milasich Chiropractic Center
  • Multicare
  • Office Depot
  • Open Worship with Tacoma Central Presbyterian Church
  • Pepsi
  • Pierce Transit
  • Puget Sound Orthopedics/Helping Hands NW
  • Red Lobster
  • Reggie Johnson Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Renaissance Chiropractic Center
  • Safeway
  • Seattle FBI Field Office
  • South Tacoma Rotary
  • Stewart Title Company
  • Tacoma Mall
  • Tacoma Public Libraries
  • Tacoma Rainiers
  • Tacoma Rotary #8
  • Tacoma Sunset Rotary
  • Timberland Bank
  • Titus Will Ford
  • TPSC Benefits
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Unico Properties
  • Washington State Auditor Team – Tacoma


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