The Junior League of Bryan-College Station

Stuff the Bus - Our Signature Project

Stuff the Bus 2018

Stuff the Bus, the signature project of The Junior League of Bryan-College Station, Inc. (JLBCS), brought in more than 28,000 school supply items to benefit children on free and reduced lunch in both the Bryan and College Station independent school districts. This year’s numbers exceed 2016 Stuff the Bus donations by almost 1,000 items.


During the five day drive, held August 7 through August 11 at a variety of community businesses, more than 11,000 pencils, 263 boxes of tissues, and 1,300 boxes of crayons, were donated, among a number of other items. More than 175 volunteers worked over 350 hours to make the drive possible.


Monetary donations, including those collected during the drive, donations made at local HEB stores through tear pad slips, and funds from profit share partnerships, are still being counted.


“Thanks to the help of our community, we are able to ensure that children in Bryan and College Station will start the school year with the tools they need to learn.” Said Jill Hughson, 2017-2018 JLBCS President. “We are beyond grateful to our sponsors, community partners, and, of course, those who came out and donated money and supplies. Stuff the Bus wouldn’t be possible without each of you.”


Community members who donated were encouraged to nominate an elementary school from one, or both, districts to receive a $1,000 spirit grant at the conclusion of the drive. The two schools to receive the grant for 2017 are Rock Prairie Elementary in College Station and Mary Branch Elementary in Bryan.


Stuff the Bus began in 2000, and has benefited over 150,000 local students. This year, more than 60 local businesses hosted collection boxes, profit shares, and drive activities, in partnership with JLBCS. 

You can help support Stuff the Bus by:

  • Donating school supplies at conveniently located businesses across Bryan-College Station.

Thank you to all of our COMMUNITY PARTNERS for hosting Stuff the Bus school supply donation boxes! Look for our Yellow School Bus boxes around town!

  • Adding a donation to your HEB purchase with Stuff the Bus tear pads at the check out. 

Thank you to the local HEB stores for supporting Stuff the Bus with tear pads at their check out counters!

  • Donating Online

Donate to Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive securely through our website.


  • Supporting us through profit shares

See below for more details!

School supplies needed include: 

  • #2 pencils 

  • crayons

  • colored pencils

  • washable markers

  • 12” X 18” manila paper

  • 12” X 18” construction paper

  • dry erase markers

  • notebook paper

  • solid-colored pocket folders

  • pink pearl erasers

  • spiral notebooks

You can also help support your school! 

This year we will be awarding two special grants: one elementary school in Bryan ISD (BISD) and one elementary school in College Station ISD (CSISD) have the opportunity to earn $1000 (one thousand dollars) for their school!  Each person who makes either a monetary donation or donates school supplies during the drive will be encouraged to add the elementary school of their choice into a drawing (one entry per person). One school from each districted will be selected to receive a grant at the end of our drive event on Friday, August 10. The more entries your elementary school has on the day of the drive, the greater the chance your school has to win!