Stuff the Bus will take place on July 25-27 at McDonald’s on Tiffin Ave.  This community collaboration with Christian Clearing House,  WFIN/WKXA, The Fox, The Findlay Publishing Company, McDonalds, The Family Center, and CedarCreek Church, distributed over 1300 backpacks filled with school supplies to area children in 2023.  The needs are  always great, however the supplies/cash donations that are collected at the bus is just the start.  If your church or business would like to set up a collection box for supplies to help, donations can be  dropped off at the CCH office on or before August 4thBackpacks are always the largest need.  The filled backpacks will be distributed prior to the start of school.  Any remaining supplies are taken directly to the schools.  We are requesting all donations be new. 

If you know of a family in need of receiving school supplies and shoes, registration is required.  Applications to register will be available beginning July 22, 2024 online at .  Parents will be required to fill out a TANF form and bring the signed from to when picking up supplies and shoes vouchers (this form will be available when the link is live for registration, at the CCH office or at the church when picking up supplies and vouchers).  We will also need Social Security number for each child during registration.  All families needing assistance must be residents of Hancock County. 

Not only does CCH work to coordinate the school supply distribution, we also work to raise enough funds for Project Happy Feet.  Through a voucher program, local children are able to receive a new pair of back-to-school shoes.  Without this program, some area children would not have suitable shoes to start the school year.  For the past seven years, over $250,000 has been raised so area children can go to the shoe store for a new pair of shoes.  The voucher is valued at $60 and is good for one pair of shoes.  Any unused dollars come back to CCH to help provide shoes for additional children.  100% of dollars raised for Project Happy Feet go directly to help area children.  Additional dollars are needed to continue the program.  CCH was also able to collaborate with Hannah’s Socks, to donated over 2,500 pairs of new socks for our kids.

In past years, funding for Project Happy Feet has been raised through community donations and grants from The Marathon LPGA, Rotary, The Cooper Tire Foundation, The Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation, Handbags That Help, Alpha Green, local   churches, Tranquility etc.   If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to Christian Clearing House or donate on this site.   Add Project Happy Feet in the memo section. 

If you’re interested in helping with Stuff the Bus, please see the link provided below or contact the CCH office at 419-422-2222. 

 Together we are……………

Filling Shoes with Hopeful Futures.” 

Stuff the Bus supply list

  • Backpacks
  • Markers (thick and thin)
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Pens (blue/black)
  • Pencils
  • Calculators T-1-30-X11S
  • Pencil boxes/bags
  • Paper (wide and college rule)
  • Binders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • USB (flash drive)
  • Ear buds/headphones
  • Erasers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Zip lock bags
  • Paints
  • Glue sticks
  • Wipes