Thank you for donating to Stuff the Bus! Together, we collected 23,188 children's books for our youngest central Iowans.
Stuff the Bus is an annual effort to get new and gently-used children's books into the hands of kids who need them most during this unprecedented time. This year, Stuff the Bus was part of our annual Day of Action, a day dedicated to giving back to our community through volunteerism and other important contributions. To get in on the action, companies, their employees, and individuals across central Iowa purchased new children's books from our recommended list or donate gently-used children's books appropriate for infants to young adults.
Click here to see collection of photos from our community collection event at Athene.
The books collected were distributed to more than 60 of United Way of Central Iowa’s funded partner programs, child care centers, and in-home child care providers who serve kids from low-income households in our community.
Why Stuff the Bus?
Research shows having access to books leads to higher reading scores and, ultimately, a better chance of graduating high school. While middle-income households have an average of more than 10 books per child, low-income households average one book for every 300 children.
For questions about this event, please contact Ramona Gaukel at email@example.com.