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Char-Em United Way

Stuff the Bus

August 14 - September 1

Char-Em United Way is excited to host the 11th Annual Stuff the Bus! Our goal is to make sure children in our community have the school supplies they need to start the new year. The distribution of school supplies to students in need will be coordinated with the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District.

Join us on-site on September 1st ONLY as we stuff the school bus with supplies in front of Walmart in Petoskey and K-Mart in  Charlevoix.


Donated school supplies can also be dropped off  at the following locations from August 14th through September 1st:

  • Chemical Bank - Both Petoskey Locations

  • Char-Em United Way - Petoskey

  • Charlevoix State Bank - Charlevoix

  • Family Fares - Boyne, Charlevoix, East Jordan

  • D&W Fresh Market - Petoskey

  • Dollar General - Alanson

  • Harbor Springs IGA - Harbor Springs

  • Mitchell Graphics - Petoskey

  • Petoskey News Review - Petoskey

  • The UPS Store - Petoskey

  • Wojan Windows & Door - Charlevoix


A word from our spokeskid, Atticus Fowler





Stuff the Bus Teacher Competition

CEUW is also hosting a teacher competition to raise money for their room.  All funds raised will be given to the teacher to purchase supplies for their classroom. The teacher(s) with the most supporters who give $5 or more will win a basket of supplies valued at $100 or more! Are you a teacher interested in participating? Sign up at

You can text to donate to your favorite teacher! Text the keyword following your favorite teacher's name to 30306. This is a list of participating teachers as of 8/28/17. 4


Teacher   Text this keyword to 30306 School/Grade Level
Natasha Bailey Back2School4 Harbor Springs
Kelsey Bamberg Back2School13 Boyne City Elementary School 1st Grade 
Ashley  Brainerd  Back2School11 1st and 2nd grade
Bethany Brown Back2School15 BCES Kindergarten 
Peggy Fettig Back2School24 Concord Academy Petoskey 3rd/4th Grade
Sheri Fitzpatrick  Back2School8 Boyne City Elementary Kindergarten
Sarah Harju Back2School18 Central Elementary, 4th Grade
Carly Klooster Back2School9 Boyne City Elementary School - Kindergarten
Lynne Lesky  Back2School22 Petoskey High School 10th/11th grade English 
Amanda Loper Back2School5 Boyne City Elementary - Kindergarten
Rebecca Mattingly Back2School20 Kingergarten
Kathleen Powers Back2School12 1st grade
Katie Reinhardt Back2School10 Boyne City Elementary School, 1st Grade
Mandi Richards Back2School19 Boyne City Elementary School Special Education 
Carrie Stanek Back2School16 Boyne City Elementary 4th grade
Hilary Stover Back2School23 Concord Academy- Petoskey, 5th Grade
Sandy Thomason Back2School17 Boyne City Elementary 1st Grade
Nikky  Willison Back2School3 Central Elementary -3rd