Stuff the Bus Campaign

Believe it or not it is back to school time already and with back to school comes anxiety for many local children as they begin their school year unprepared with the items necessary to learn.  CIS of Northwest Michigan, in partnership with our local school districts, works to alleviate the stress for our students by asking community members to donate money or supplies through our annual Stuff the Bus Campaign.

How Can You Help:

– Drop off items between August 1st and the first day of school at either the CIS Main Office (205 Grove Street, Mancelona) or your local school district’s central office. See Additional Drop Off Locations below
– Send a gift to the CIS Main Office (205 Grove Street, Mancelona, MI 49659) or give online to ensure that all needs can be met at each school.  Your general gift is tax deductible.

Donation/Sponsor Form

The following is a list of some of the supplies needed most.

All donated materials must be safe for young children and use only non-toxic materials.

Backpacks  *  Pencils/Pens  *  Spiral Notebooks  *  Highlighters  *  Erasers  *  Crayons/Markers(in box)

Pocket Folders  *  Glue Sticks  *  Composition Notebooks  *  3-Ring Binders

Shampoo  *  Deodorant  *  Hand Sanitizer  *  Chapstick  *  Lotion  *  Combs/Brushes  *  Cleansing Wipes

Underwear (all sizes)  *  Socks (all sizes)  *  Snacks (granola bars & crackers)  *  Tissues



Central Lake:

Central Lake Public Schools

8169 W. State Street

Central Lake, MI 49622

Fife Lake:

Forest Area Community Schools                      Fife Lake Public Library

7661 Shippy Road                                               77 Lakecrest Lane

South Boardman, MI 49680                                 Fife Lake , MI 49633


Kalkaska Church of Christ            Kalkaska Public Schools                       State Farm Insurance

1725 W Kalkaska Road                   315 S Coral Street                                    208 N Cedar Street

Kalkaska, MI 49646                         Kalkaska, MI 49646                                  Kalkaska, MI 49646


CIS of Northwest Michigan (Mancelona Family Resource Center)

205 Grove Street

Mancelona, MI 49659

Suttons Bay:

Suttons Bay Public Schools                     

310 S. Elm Street

Suttons Bay, MI 49682