Stuff The Bus - West Ridge Church

Saturday, July 16, 10 am—2 pm
West Ridge Church (drive to main entrance circle)
3522 Hiram Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30157


Why “Stuff the Bus?”

During the past year, many parents in our area have suffered job losses, and income reductions and are struggling to meet basic needs for their families.  Purchasing basic school supplies is not an option financially for many of these families.  This gives our West Ridge Church family an amazing opportunity to shine for Jesus by showing love and support to our community.

Join us on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am–2 pmas we “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies to help set our local students up for success in the upcoming school year.  Our prayer is that the generous people of West Ridge Church will help us fill an entire Paulding County school bus stationed at West Ridge with donated school supplies!

Want to get more involved?

The "Stuff The Bus" Team is currently seeking volunteers to help receive and process the school supplies during the drive! Not available on July 16th? We've got you covered! The following week, a team will be meeting to divide the supplies into backpacks that will be delivered to the schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to help, what can I do?

Donate:

West Ridge is asking its congregation and other community members to stop by on Saturday, July 16 anytime between 10am – 2 pm to donate school supplies. 

Simply place a backpack filled with school supplies in your vehicle, pull up to the circle at the entrance of West Ridge Church and our volunteers will remove the backpack from your vehicle. (If you don’t have a backpack to donate, place the school supplies in grocery bags.)  We will then put the backpack and/or supplies on the school bus that will be delivered to the Paulding County School District later that day.

 Serve:

Want to get more involved? We are currently seeking volunteers to help receive the donations on July 16 from 10am – 2pm and to sort and assemble backpacks the following week.

Volunteer for Stuff The Bus
What school supplies can I purchase?

The Paulding County School District supplied the following list:   

  • Book bags (elementary, middle & high, no drawstrings please) 
  • 3’ Binder, 1’ binder or 3-prong folders   
  • Scientific calculator (TI-30X etc.…)  
  • Pencils, pencil pouch or box (preferably no mechanical for elementary) 
  • Pens (blue, black & red) 
  • Filler notebook paper 
  • Mini 3-hole punch 
  • Mini stapler (kept in pencil box) 
  • Colored pencils 
  • Glue sticks 
  • Erasers 
  • Index cards 
  • Blunt tip scissors 
  • Highlighters 
  • Facial tissues  
  • Disinfecting wipes 
  • Mini-hand sanitizer  
  • Rulers 
  • Post-it notes 
  • 2Pocket folders 
  • Mead Primary Composition Journal (Writing Fundamentals) Grades K-2 
  • Spiral notebooks (70 sheets, 5-Star, 5-Subject & college rule) 
  • Pencil sharpener (individual and regular) 
  • Compasses & protractors 
  • Clear sheet protectors 
  • Construction paper 
  • Crayons (24 pack preferably) 
  • Marbled composition notebooks (elementary, middle & high school)  
  • Sandwich bags (all sizes, including gallon)   

Please do not include any food items or toys.  

Who will receive the school supplies and how will they be distributed?

When the “bus is stuffed” at the conclusion of the four-hour collection period, a driver representing the school district will take the bus to a Paulding County School District facility where the supplies will be sorted and distributed to families in need Saturday, July 23 at the Diane Wright Innovation Center off Ridge Road in Hiram.

I am not able to go shopping for supplies or have a prior commitment on July 16. Can I still help?

Absolutely.  You can make a $50 donation below and someone from our team will shop for the school supplies.  Your donation will allow us to purchase a backpack and fill it with many of the above items.

Make a Donation

Dont have time to go to the store? By making a $50 donation, someone from our team will shop for the school supplies on your behalf.  Your donation will allow us to not only purchase a backpack but also fill it with many of the items from the shopping list.