It’s Time to Think about School Supplies

Donations needed now – community members can help!



Community members are encouraged to bring donations of new school supplies to the Stuff the Bus collection event during Lunch by the River at Veteran’s Park between 11:30am-1:00pm on August 3, 2023. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donations ensure all south Wood County students with a financial need, 4K through 12th grade, can start the school year with the supplies they need – from pencil to backpack, every item makes a difference!


Donations can also be dropped off before August 3rd at any of the following collection sites:


Assumption Catholic Schools & local parishes

Associated Bank

Coldwell Banker Siewert Realtors

DNL Recreation

Fenander Chiropractic & Wellness

First English Lutheran Church

Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Key Saving Bank - Wisconsin Rapids & Town of Rome

McMillan Memorial Library

Nekoosa Court Assisted Living

Prevail Bank

St Johns Episcopal Church –open to public  9am -12pm Tues-Thurs

Stoiber Healthcare

Town of Rome

Valley Communities Credit Union

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools (mon-thur 8am-4pm)

Wood County Courthouse-River Block



All south Wood County students with a financial need are eligible to receive free school supplies from Stuff the Desk; registration is required, must register by August 3, 2023. Register online at, or dial 2-1-1 (or 877-947-2211) Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, to register over the phone. Registered students will receive a post card reminder with instructions for pick up at East Junior High School during designated pick up times on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2023.





Photo Caption:  Volunteers from south Wood County separating supplies for 2022 Stuff the School Bus event.