Stuff the Bus with school supplies to help kids succeed!

Your donations help thousands of San Antonio-area students get the school supplies they need to be successful.

The Stuff the Bus campaign is happening now to collect school supplies for kids in need across San Antonio and surrounding areas. Communities in Schools, in partnership with KENS 5 and H-E-B, is the non-profit organization behind this campaign. For more than 30 years, they have helped connect students and their families to needed resources like school supplies and school uniforms to more recent ones like counseling and emotional support.

Due to the efforts of many community supporters, thousands of local students are provided with the tools they need to be successful. School supplies are available to all students year-round at over 160 school campuses that Communities in Schools of San Antonio serves.


Here's how you can help Communities in Schools reach their goal for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Click here to donate securely online through August 15
  • Donate school supplies or make a monetary donation at participating H-E-B stores starting July 25
  • Call the KENS 5 Donation Phone Bank at 210-377-8100 on Tuesday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. to make a donation
  • Participate in Stuff the Bus Day events at participating H-E-B stores on Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

KENS Cares is a partnership between KENS 5 and our sponsors, Methodist Healthcare and Raising Cane's. When it comes to community, KENS Cares!





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Why Is Stuff The Bus Important?

The Communities In Schools’ (CIS) Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive is one of city's largest school supply drives that serves thousands of under-served students and families. Many of these families are below the poverty line and cannot afford all the supplies their children need to start their school year. The funds raised through this event will be given to about 160 CIS partnering schools (elementary-high school) across 12 school districts to purchase supplies for any student in need at that campus. The Stuff The Bus School Supply Drive helps to alleviate the stress of back-to-school expenses and allows students to focus on their education with the tools they need to be successful.

My Supporters

  • Anonymous August 2022
  • Anonymous Helping local kids thru my favorite TV news station, KENS! August 2022
  • Alicia Reyes August 2022 $25.00
  • Anonymous Star Trek group that I belong to, USS Bexar NCC 71718, July 2022
  • Anonymous July 2022
  • Dennis Solheim July 2022 $500.00
  • Anonymous July 2022 $200.00
  • Julia Lindow July 2022 $200.00
  • Anonymous 2022 Stuff The Bus on KENS 5 July 2022 $150.00
  • Anonymous July 2022 $100.00

See What Your Donations Can Provide Students:

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Do you have questions regarding this initiative?

Contact Nieves Arredondo | or Kim Chance |