Back-to-school costs can be challenging, even for families not already struggling financially – for families that are struggling, they can be crippling.

The annual Stuff the Bus school supply donation drive – led by United Way of Williamson County’s Patricia Hart Society in collaboration with Publix Super Markets, GraceWorks Ministries and dedicated community organizations and churches across Williamson County – eases this financial burden. Supplies donated through Stuff the Bus are given out to students at events timed for just before the new school year.

In 2017, these efforts provided 1,681 backpacks filled with supplies valued at an estimated $95,511 to kids in Williamson County.

We’re gearing up for the Backpack Giveaway events scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 by recruiting volunteers to help organize supplies, sort by grade level and stuff the backpacks. We are also recruiting volunteers to help at the Backpack Giveaway events. For more information on the 2018 donation drive, contact Debby Rainey at or 615-771-2312, ext. 13.

Backpack Stuffing
Dates:  July 31 – August 3
Location: Harpeth Christian Church
1101 Gardner Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
(south corner of Lewisburg Pike and Mack Hatcher)

Backpack Giveaways
August 4, 2018
Two locations:
4:00-6:00 p.m.   Liberty Elementary School grounds, 600 Liberty Pike, Franklin
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Fairview High School (Hwy 100 side of school) 2595 Fairview Blvd., Fairview

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below and the Volunteer Waiver and we will contact you to confirm your shift.

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