Our annual Stuff the Bus is going to be our biggest yet!  Again, several community groups have come together to provide more students with more stuff.

We will be offering backpacks with many of the school supplies needed to make going back to school a little easier. We will also have available new shoes (CHILD MUST BE PRESENT), haircuts, as well as information on local and school services.

Below is a list of dates and times you need to know, both to give to Stuff the Bus, and to receive if you need it. If your organization would like to help us spread the word about Stuff the Bus, there are also promotional resources and ideas on this page as well.

Collection Dates & Locations

We would like to thank Walmart of Morehead City, Staples of Morehead City, and Safrit’s Building Supply of Beaufort for allowing us to use their locations as collection sites this year. Volunteers are needed to help collect supplies and hand out cards of the items needed at these locations.

Safrit’s Building Supply COLLECTION DATES/TIMES:

6:30am to 4:30pm, Thursday, July 18 through Friday, August 2


Friday, August 2 – 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 3 – 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sorting Date

Volunteers are needed to help sort the donated items at Parkview Baptist Church.

Monday, August 5th – 8:00am until finished


This year there are two distribution dates.  One will be at a central location, then a second date with four locations to better serve you.

Main Distribution

Wednesday, August 7th – 8:00am to 11:00am at Parkview Baptist Church  GET DIRECTIONS

Secondary Distribution

Sunday, August 15th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the schools listed below

Distribution Locations:
Bogue Sound Elementary School | GET DIRECTIONS
Newport Middle School | GET DIRECTIONS
Beaufort Elementary School | GET DIRECTIONS
Smyrna Elementary School | GET DIRECTIONS

2024 Sponsors

Parkview Baptist Church | WEBSITE
Carteret County Public School System | WEBSITE
Carteret Board of Realtors | WEBSITE
Ann Street United Methodist Church | WEBSITE
Coastal Press & Sign | WEBSITE

Promotional Items

If you, or your organization, would like to help us promote this event, here are a few resources to help you do so. Click on the image to view the full size version. Then, right click on the full size image and choose “Save As” to save the file to your hard drive. These graphics are copyrighted and permission is only granted to use this image to promote the Carteret County Stuff the Bus program.

Items Needed Card (6″W x 4″H))


Web Banner


Poster (24″W x 9.6″H)