Each year a “Back to School/Stuff the Bus” supply drive is held in Centralia to benefit students in need. Last year the supply drive collected over $3,000 worth of monetary donations, clothing, and school supplies for our Centralia School District students. Why is this so important?

Centralia School District is considered a high poverty district with over 80% of its students considered from low income households. These students, and many more, do not have the necessary items to be successful. The Stuff the Bus supply drive is the biggest contributor of school supplies to our district. The greatest thing about this drive is that the items collected are taken directly to the schools so that teachers and counselors can supply the students directly with their exact needs.

This year, the need for supplies has never been greater. We need your help! Students will start their school year at home; leaving many families already struggling with the added cost of providing even more supplies than normal. With the supplies low, and the need even higher this year, we need to be creative in how we collect supplies for our district.

Supply Drive Locations!

Please consider a monetary or supply donation to the Stuff the Bus campaign at

  • Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP on North Pearl Street in Centralia on August 12, 13, and 14 from 10am-6pm;
  • Fords Prairie Elementary School on August 15 from 9am to 4pm, or
  • Dick’s Brewing Company will have a drive-thru donation box on August 12-15th.

Monetary Donations!

In addition to the City of Centralia, Centralia School District, Dick’s Brewing Company, and Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP, we partnered with the United Way of Lewis County. All monetary contributions can be made payable to the United Way of Lewis County, c/o Centralia Supply Drive, 450 NW Pacific Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532 or coordinated through myself.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this proposal. I look forward to hearing from you soon and building an amazing partnership between your business and the Centralia School District.