Stuff the Bus boxes are set up for school supplies

Shawn Hardy

The United Way of Franklin County's Stuff the Bus drive for back-to-school supplies is taking a different route this year.

The annual August drive previously involved a school bus visiting local communities for one-day collection events.

This year, collection boxes are already set up at numerous locations and will be picked up by a bus donated by Robert Friese, according to Cheri Kearney, community impact director for United Way of Franklin County.

The bus also will deliver the donations to the school district in which the boxes were located.

Pickup up is set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Chambersburg and Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Waynesboro Area, Greencastle-Antrim and Tuscarora school districts.

Kearney explained the success of one-day collections could be impacted by factors like vacations and the weather.

"We thought boxes would be more beneficial," she said.

School supplies needed include backpacks, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, 1 1/2 inch binders, pocket folders, erasers, pencil bags for binders, pencils, glue and glue sticks, subject dividers, rulers, composition notebooks, safety scissors, pens, spiral notebooks, markers, index cards, colored pencils, calculators, crayons, Clorox wipes, lined paper, highlighters, compasses and protractors, playground balls and jump ropes.

Box Locations 

  • Greencastle

Antrim Way Honda

Greencastle Learning Center

Greencastle Senior Center

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce

M&T Bank


  • Waynesboro

Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce

Waynesboro Day Care

Waynesboro Hospital & Medical Office Building

Waynesboro YMCA

M&T Bank

  • Tuscarora

First United Methodist Church

Mercersburg Chamber of Commerce

Modnur Pharmacy

Bell Insurance

M&T Bank

Fast Ink

One North Coffee & Bake Shop

  • Chambersburg

Barra Orthodontics

Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Chambersburg Hospital

Downtown Chambersburg, Inc

1st Ed Credit Union

County libraries

SpiriTrust Lutheran

Molly’s Restaurant

Orrstown Bank

First Energy

Franklin County Housing Authority

Marion Bingo Club

Chambersburg YMCA

Tardosky Agency

Summit Physician Services (for Fannett-Metal School District)

M&T Bank

Holy Smokehouse BBQ

Franklin County Head Start

Grocery Outlet

Cumberland Valley School of Music

Chambersburg Cold Storage

Superior Floor & Wall Coverings

Kristtany Tea & Gifts

Boost Mobile/Central Pa Wireless

Gartenberg Jewelry

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Here’s Looking at You

Ludwig’s Jewelers

The Gift Enclosure

Toy Box Gifts and Wonder