Fill the Bus: Spartans Helping the Spartan Community

Help us Fill the Bus and Give Back to the Spartan Community! 

MSU invites you to participate in our 13th Annual “Fill the Bus” event. We strive to give local students and families an equal start to the new school year!

Donations can be made on the CrowdPower page linked here!

With increased needs for personal protective equipment and new school supplies, as well as the challenges of a move back to in-person learning, our schools, teachers, parents, and students need our support more than ever before. This year we will not be able to accept in-person donations. Instead, all supplies will be purchased (based on each school district and non-profits need and quantity) shipped directly to local school districts and non-profit organizations focused on youth mentorship and education. 

All money raised will be divided between 5 partners to purchase the supplies requested.

Just $20 is enough to provide notebooks and pencils for an entire class of students! There is no minimum amount required to donate and each donation will make a difference.  

Examples include:

  • $5 - 3 notebooks and a pack of pens & pencils for a student OR 5 notebooks or 10 packs of markers for the class
  • $10 – 20 packs of colored pencils
  • $20 – Much needed disposable masks and disinfectant wipes OR a kids backpack
  • $50 – A brand-new adult-sized backpack OR a complete set of PPE (cloth masks, disposable masks, Clorox wipes, all-purpose cleaner, Kleenax) for a home/classroom

Partners include:

  • MSU Student Parent Resource Center
  • East Lansing Public Schools
  • Lansing Public Schools
  • Edgewood Village Network Center
  • The Spartan Child Development Center

Donations can be made on the CrowdPower page linked here!