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UPDATE:
THANK YOU to all of our CI Partners, local businesses, volunteers and everyone who was involved with our Stuff the Bus campaign!! This year we raised over 15,000 school supplies and toiletry items for Faulkner & Perry county and it wouldn't have been possible without each & every one of you!!

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United Way of Central Arkansas will partner with Y107, Wal-Mart and Kona Ice to host our annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden on families with school-aged children that are struggling to make ends meet, giving a student who is in need the required supplies promotes learning, encourages self-esteem and helps kids stay in school.  It’s more than school supplies.  It’s the first step to prepare students for a fulfilling, successful future. . .
You Can Help Set Children Up for Success. Help our kids in Faulkner & Perry County start school equipped with the supplies they need to be ready to learn.   Join us July 31-Aug 4 in collecting school supplies for students in our area!  Our collection sites around Faulkner and Perry Counties that you can drop your donations are :
  • Arkansas Preschool Plus
  • AVIS/Budget Rental Cars (720 Harkrider, Conway)
  • Bank of the Ozarks (All locations in Conway area)
  1. ​(545 Salem Rd)
  2. (1745 Old Morrilton Hwy)
  3. (551 Harkrider St)
  4. (1104 E Oak St)
  • Bevy's Custom Drapery Monogramming (1022 W Oak St, Conway)
  • Biotest Plasma Center (2235 Dave Ward Dr, Conway)
  • Cactus Jacks Mexican Restaurant (755 Club Ln, Conway)
  • CAMS (720 Harkrider, Conway)
  • Centennial Bank (All Locations)
  • Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA)
  • Central Baptist College
  • Child Care Aware
  • Community Connections
  • Community Service Inc. (818 N Creek Dr, Conway)
  • Conway Corp
  • Crafton Tull (1000 Ledgelawn Dr, Conway)
  • Faulkner County Council on Aging (705 Siebenmorgan Rd, Conway)
  • First Security Bank (All locations in Conway area)
  1.  (1001 Front St, Conway)
  2.  (2925 Prince St, Conway)
  3. (2105 Dave Ward Dr, Conway)
  4. (1390 Old Morrilton Hwy, Conway)
  5. (1110 E Oak St, Conway)
  • Fred's (1125 Morningside Dr, Conway)
  • Freyaldenhoven Heating & Cooling
  • Gillespie Boxing (1101 Markham St, Conway)
  • Hogwild Family Fun Center (1350 Old Morrilton Hwy, Conway)
  • Hope & Compassion (1105 Deere St. Suite 14, Conway)
  • Insight Logistic Management
  • Jack & Diane's Boutique (508 N. Fourche Ave., Perryville)
  • JCPenney's Store (201 Skyline Dr, Conway)
  • Kimberly Clark
  • McKinney Tire (600 S Harkrider Street, Conway)
  • Milestones-Faulkner County Day School 
  • Molex (801 Murphy Dr.)
  • The Malvern National Bank, Markham Branch (1025 Markham St, Conway)
  • Nabholz (612 Garland St, Conway)
  • OK Corral Western Store (1715 E Oak St, Conway)
  • Patty Cakes (2106 Robinson Ave, Conway)
  • Purple Cow (1055 Ellis Ave, Conway)
  • Quitman School District
  • Regions Bank (All locations in Conway area)
  1. ​(2905 Prince St)
  2. (1023 Main St)
  3. (870 Enterprise Ave)
  • Safely Tucked Away (720 Harkrider, Conway)
  • Shoe Choo Train (201 Skyline Dr # 3, Conway)
  • Simmons Bank (All locations in Conway area)
  1. ​(600 Salem Rd)
  2. (414 W Oak St)
  3. (1005 E Oak St)
  4. (1055 Steel Ave, Suite 110)
  • Starbucks (2125 Dave Ward Drive, Conway)
  • Stoby's "Express" (1310 Prince Street, Conway)
  • Superior Nissan (1090 Collie Drive, Conway)
  • UCA Torreyson Library (201 Donaghey Ave., Conway)
  • US Bank (2620 Prince Street, Conway)
  • US Bank (115 W 6th Street, Perryville)
  • Walgreens (505 Salem Rd., Conway)
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter (3900 Dave Ward Drive, Conway)
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter (1155 Hwy 65 N., Conway)
  • Wendy's (All locations in Conway area)
  1. ​3750 Dave Ward Dr
  2. 311 E. Oak St
  3. 1200 Hwy 64 W.
Last day to drop off supplies at a site is Friday, August 4th.
 
You can also donate online - Let us shop for you! $20 buys a fully stocked backpack. August 6th is the last day to make an online donation.
Our Stuff the Bus Day of Caring will take place at Walmart on Dave Ward on August 5th with Y107 and Kona Ice at this location! 
To volunteer at the UWCA Annual Stuff the Bus kick off on August 6th at the Dave Ward Wal-Mart, or you can give your time to sort the school supplies on August 7th, 8th, and 9th at United Way office in Downtown Conway. (Go to www.uwcark.org/volunteer to sign up to volunteer) Ask your friends to donate and/or volunteer!
The number of students in need Faulkner & Perry Counties increases every year!  There is still much to be done so that every student has the required school supplies their families cannot afford.  We look forward to continuing our efforts to serve families in our community. 
**If you are needing supplies for your children, please contact your child's school counselor.
For more information, please contact: 501-327-5087 or email at mail@uwcark.org
 
Here's what the kids need:    
  • Backpacks
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pencils and pens
  • Dry erase markers
  • Hand soap/wet wipes
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Rulers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Soap
  • Shaving Razors
  • Brush/Comb
  • Crayons
  • Dental Floss
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • Rest Mats
  • Pencil Pouches 
To sign your business/organization up as a Stuff the Bus partner, click HERE