Fill the Bus / Carlisle 4 Kids

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Fill the Bus is back in person, July 14-15 at Walmart in Carlisle

You don’t need to sign up to buy items during Fill the Bus, but we do need volunteers to talk to shoppers, organize donations, answer questions, and work at our booth July 14 – 15.

Click here to volunteer

After two years of not being able to hold this solicitation event in person because of the pandemic, we are excited to return to Walmart at 60 Noble Blvd, Carlisle. A shopping list will be provided to you when you arrive at the store.

No time to shop? Help by sending monetary donations. We encourage individuals, faith organizations and businesses to donate – $20 can cover the costs of new backpacks and school supplies. Checks can be sent to Project SHARE, 5 N. Orange St., Suite 4, Carlisle, PA 17013 with “Carlisle 4 Kids” or “Fill the Bus” in the memo line.

Or you donate online, by clicking here!

In addition, we are happy to provide materials for businesses and faith organizations that want to set up a collection box in their business or lobby. Please reach out to Jason Maddux, [email protected] if you are interested in being a collection site. He can share what items are most needed! Organizations collecting items need to deliver them to Project SHARE by Monday, July 24, 2023.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” — Nelson Mandela 

For many families living under the federal poverty line, school basics such as backpacks, pencils, and paper are financially out of reach. When these supplies are not available in a child’s household, homework often goes undone. By donating funds or supplies to Fill the Bus, you will help purchase school supplies and support youths in the Carlisle Area. The youth should not face barriers that affect their performance in school. They are our future! Help them become the change they want to be.

Along with our partner agency, Project SHARE, our goal is to serve 1,000 children! While the United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County is in charge of the gathering of supplies and donations through Fill the Bus, Project SHARE distributes the school supplies via the Carlisle 4 Kids event.

Carlisle 4 Kids is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16 at the Carlisle Expo Center.