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Stuff the Bus

The 2019 Stuff the Bus dates are below!

Next Event: June 15th








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Stuff the Bus Foundation

Upcoming Events

Family Fun Run and 1K Kids Glimmer Gallop

4th Annual Bowling Green Athletic Club Stuff the Bus Family Fun Run and 1K Kids Glimmer Gallop at Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Bluegrass Cellular Kickoff Tour:

Bluegrass Cellular Kickoff Tour: The Stuff the Bus Foundation will be visiting our supporting counties at various Bluegrass Cellular locations. Including Logan, Barren, Grayson, Allen, and many more.

Houchens Industries Summer of Giving:

July 6th-July 20th: Houchens Industries Summer of Giving In-Store Mobile Sales Program. Also look for the Stuff the Bus Foundation in over 15 counties in Southern Kentucky at all Houchens Industries locations including Crossroads IGA, PriceLess IGA, IGA Express, and many more!

Bluegrass Cellular Stuff the Bus Kidz Block Party:

This inaugural event will be a FREE Kidz Block Party at the Bluegrass Cell location on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Featuring all kid friendly dance music from DJ Scott Lewis. Plus Broadway the Clown and inflatables. Also the first 100 kids will get FREE Kona Ice! Bluegrass Cell will be giving away a free classroom upgrade as well in partnership with the STB Foundation. Plus kids “carnival” type games and much more! It’s all free but families are encouraged to bring school supply donations to the event for Stuff the Bus!

14th Annual Stuff the Bus: LIVE EVENT:

July 27th: 14th Annual Stuff the Bus: LIVE EVENT: the 2019 event will be a first of it’s kind for Southern Kentucky. At Bluegrass Cell on Campbell Lane the STB Foundation will partner with Facebook Live, Sublime Media, and multiple Facebook destinations to stream a 12 hour live telethon. The Live Broadcast Event is sponsored by German American Bank and Bendix. The final hour will be broadcast live on WNKY-NBC. On this day people can help “Stuff the Bus” in multiple ways. 

We will be collecting school supplies on site in honor of our 13 year prior tradition but also with Bluegrass Cell viewers will be able to call in and make monetary donations as well that will stay 100% local with kids in Southern Kentucky. They can also designate to which county they would like their donation to go to directly.

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Growing Together

Are you a business in the community with the same goals and principals as the Stuff the Bus Foundation? If, so we need you to be part of the team.

Fundraising Fun!

We put the “fun” in Fundraising!


Our History

In 2005 the very first Stuff the Bus Event happened. Local radio personality Tony Rose along with a dedicated group of volunteers literally took the cause to the streets by living inside school buses until they were completely filled with school supplies that were donated back to local kids in over 10 counties. Over the next decade plus hundreds of tons of supplies were given directly to schools, children, and families. The job though wasn’t done. The needs of those served continued to grow so Stuff the Bus had to grow with them. 

Since then Stuff the Bus has evolved from a four day event and stunt to a 365 day a year foundation that strives to impact the lives of children through all of Southern Kentucky. The communities embrace the event and the message that “All Children Start the School Year on an EQUAL playing Field.”

In 2018 the Stuff the Bus Foundation was formed from the core values and work ethic that the Stuff the Bus event and the hundreds of tons of school supplies that were donated to children, families, and teachers instilled in us.

the Stuff the Bus Foundation may not literally sleep on buses anymore but we never sleep on the children of Southern Kentucky. Working year round to provide 12 months a year not just at back to school time.

From hand in hand partnerships with local businesses and civic groups for fundraising, to unique and creative events to give back like Family Fun Runs and “Turkey Drops” to feed families at the holidays to our signature July Stuff the Bus Live Event the Foundation as a whole is always ready to serve the people in need of Southern Kentucky.

2018 Stuff the Bus

Here are some fun pictures from last years Stuff the Bus.

Contact Us Today

The Foundation would not be possible without you and our community efforts. Help us keep The Foundation strong so we can continue our Stuff the Bus events. Let's get started, send us an email about how you would like to join our cause!

Want to Join Our Cause?

The Foundation is always looking for help with Stuff the Bus Events. Find out which one you would like to be a part of to help the children in our community. Click the buttons to the right to get involved or donate!