What is Stuff the Bus?

Stuff the Bus is our annual book drive. Our goal is to collect 24,000 books for children from birth to middle school. Our greatest need is for early childhood books – birth to age 8. Books are donated to childcare centers and child-serving programs in Dallas, Polk, and Warren counties to help us reach our goals in the area of Education Success.

 Join the Cause

Please contact Joy Talmon at joy.talmon@unitedwaydm.org with any questions regarding Stuff the Bus. 

Drop Off Your Books


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

11:30 am -1:00 pm

Athene USA

7700 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines

Volunteers will be on-site to collect the books from your vehicle.

Last Year's Participating Companies

Register to add your name to the list

  • Assured Partners
  • Athene
  • Bankers Trust
  • CDS Global
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Crazy Boyz Garage
  • DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority)
  • Delta Dental of Iowa
  • Dickinson Law Firm
  • DLL
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Epworth United Methodist Church
  • EY
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Flynn Wright
  • Homesteaders Life Company
  • Hubbell Realty Company
  • GreenState Credit Union
  • John Deere
  • Knapp Properties, LC
  • Mercer
  • Navigate Wellbeing
  • OneSchool Global
  • OPN Architects, Inc.
  • Principal Foundation
  • Rain and Hail LLC
  • Sammons Financial Group, Inc.
  • Shazam Network
  • Storey Kenworthy
  • UMR/UnitedHealthcare
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • University of Iowa
  • Willis Automotive

Thank you to our event sponsors