There are over 93,356 students attend Denver Public School.  Nearly 63,958 students take advantage of the free/reduced cost lunches, and 2,113 are completely homeless. Denver Public Schools arranges for buses to pick up the homeless children at various stops in Denver. Right now, they carry all their belongings in grocery sacks. These children are in need of basic necessities such as backpacks, pencils and notebooks. 
'Stuff the Bus' Backpack & School Supply Drive

Designated Colorado 501(c)3 organization

P. O. Box 740715 I  Arvada  I  CO  I  80006 I  303-523-5754  I
"Impacting Disadvantaged Students & Minority Businesses for Success"
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We thank all of our 
Backpack Donors


   MEED would like to send out a big THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people that donated this year to our Stuff the Bus Backpack & School Supply Collection Program. 1,476 backpacks were donated and filled with the thousands of pounds of the necessary supplies donated, that students need for school. All of these items have given our homeless youth a good start on the school year. 
We could not do the program without all of our generous donors. Whether you were a returning donor, a new donor or were an anonymous donor, we so appreciate your assistance in helping our kids who are our future.


50 Rampart Supply, Inc.
Andrea Abbott
Arvada County Water
Associate Agents and Ahern Agency
Bassett & Associates
Beth Brown
Bri Barkes
Bridge Health
Cannon Design
Christian Jones
Circuit Media
City Attorney’s Office| City and County of Denver
Daughters of the American Revolution
DaVita - South Denver #904
Deborah Hawk
Deborah Stevenson
Denver Water
Direct Lumber, Partner with David Weekly Homes
DPS Construction Services – Sam Miller
EGC Services, Inc.
Eidos Architects
Elizabeth Turner
Fentress Architects
Ferguson Enterprises
Goodbee & Associates, Inc.
Happy Lady Bug Early Learning Center
Health Images
Iron Horse Architects
Jaime Diaz Agency, Inc., American Family Insurance
Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company 
K. Crowley
Kelsey Mirelez
Kira Paul
L. Nothhaft & Son Inc.
Leslie D. Gonzalez and Lea Brown
Leslie Padgett
Little Sunshine Playhouse
Lorraine Kelley
Marjori Todd
Melanie, M.A. Rockwell
Quality Linings
Sarah Cox
SMPS Colorado chapter
Spirit Environmental
State Land Board
Swinerton Builders
The Denver Post Community Foundation
The McConnell Group, LLC
Theresa Willis
Uma Chathapuram
US Engineering
Verizon Location Services
Versus Global
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

 Minority Enterprise & Educational Development, Inc., (MEED), collects new and gently used backpacks, and school supplies to distribute to these homeless students, in the fall. We need your assistance in our effort to help these children. Monetary contributions are always welcomed, as well, so that we can purchase the needed supplies.  

If you would like to help, please schedule a time to bring backpacks and/or school supplies to the DPS drop site, or we will be happy to pick them up.  Call us at 303-523-5754, to schedule a delivery or pickup.

                 MEED                                                  Denver Public Schools    
  Sara Fuentes                                      Elizabeth Bible  
      Call for pick up                                  1617 S. Acoma      
      303-523-5754                                      Denver, CO 80223

                MEED is now in its' 17th year of running this worthwhile project.   Call us today to schedule your drop off at the bus
3,503 Collected Backpack in 2011
 Backpack Collection Count 

for 2018-2019 school year
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