Help keep our kids reading all year long!


Stuff The Bus with Books is United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Day of Action initiative and event. Since 2014, United Way has partnered with the Cleveland Indians, Nationwide, RTA, UPS and WKYC to help put books in the hands of children in our community.

This year, United Way of Greater Cleveland is excited to partner with the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, RTA and UPS for our fifth annual Stuff The Bus with Books. Together, we hope to collect more than 20,000 books!

Join us as we Stuff the Bus with Books on Tuesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Indians vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. game. Donate new or gently used children’s and young adult books to help our community’s kids read all year long!

Collected books will be distributed to local libraries, schools, nursing homes and little free libraries throughout Greater Cleveland by the Cleveland Kids Book Bank. Together, we can help keep kids in our community reading all year long!


Our Sponsors

 RTA US Bank UPS Lubrizol

Become a sponsor for Stuff The Bus with Books

View Sponsorship Form [PDF]

If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Alison Joyce, associate director, corporate relations, at ajoyce@unitedwaycleveland.org or 216-436-2194.


Donate a book virtually!

Not able to serve as a collection point but still want to help? Click here to donate virtually through Amazon!

Books must be received by June 19th.


We need your help!

How can my company get involved?

  • Serve as a collection point and host a book drive at your organization.
  • Volunteers? Do you want to be part of the action, please fill out the form below or contact Shanette Buford-Brazzell, manager, special events, at sbufordbrazzell@unitedwaycleveland.org or 216-436-2123.

FAQs

What does it take to be a collection point?

Set out a Stuff The Bus collection box provided by United Way at your organization and host a book drive by asking for donations through email, posters, signs, social media and word of mouth.

Who will receive the books?

Collected books will be organized and distributed to local libraries, schools and little free libraries throughout Greater Cleveland by the Cleveland Kids Book Bank.

Where are the collection points?

Information for the public book collection points will be posted soon.

Who will pick up the books from the collection points?

Collected books will be picked up from each organization on an assigned date. United Way will provide information to the collection points regarding pick-up.

When does Stuff the Bus end?

We are always looking to collect gently used or new books for our amazing students. However, the last day we will officially be using collection points will be July 12.


Questions?

Please contact Shanette Buford-Brazzell, manager, special events, sbufordbrazzell@unitedwaycleveland.org or 216-436-2123.

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