Sixth annual drive benefiting Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools

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The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for Back to School kits for kids kindergarten through fifth grade beginning June 13, 2017, through July 25, 2017. For participating corporate and community collection sites, a Stuff the Bus kick-off will be held on June 13th at the United Way office at 8 a.m.

This year, the United Way is looking to increase corporate and community collection sites to reach its goal of supporting 5,000 children within Cannon County, Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County schools. Focusing on one of the United Way's priority community issues, helping children and youth succeed, United Way will work to collect resources that students need to encourage school readiness.

Stuff the Bus collection items include:


  • Backpacks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Scissors (Fiskars)
  • Glue Sticks (Elmer's)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons (Crayola)

To sign up as a collection site and for full details on this year's Stuff the Bus, visit or contact McKenna Moore at

Stuff the Bus event sponsors include Hot Topic, City Auto, State Farm, UPS, Kennametal and Quinn's Mercantile.


About United Way

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. United Way focuses on education, health and financial stability - the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done through giving, advocating, and volunteering.

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is located at 3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro. For more information, please call (615) 893-7303 or visit

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