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CityLinC connects children and youth to loving families, families to secure futures, individuals to caring community, and community to personal faith. Our name stands for "City Living in Christ."


70 Calhoun St.

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: (269) 969-9181



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Stuff-A-Bus Campaign: We Need You!
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Exciting News for the 2023 Campaign Season!

CityLinC's Stuff-A-Bus Campaign and Communities In Schools are partnering together this summer to provide school supplies for our community's children when they return to school in the Fall. You will see our logos appearing together. Please support our mutual partnership with your generous donations! 


​Helping Lower-Income Children Succeed in School

By providing much-needed school supplies in a safe, fun environment

What is “Stuff-A-Bus”?
Stuff-A-Bus is a summer campaign that collects school supplies for children in need in our local schools. It’s organized by CityLinC, a non-profit organization serving Calhoun County since 1968.

Working with more than 100 local organizations and hundreds of individual donors, we collect school supplies and backpacks for lower-income children. The supplies are delivered to local schools in late August for distribution to children in need in early September when they return to school.

Campaign Dates: Months of July and August
Who Can Help: Everyone!
Contact Number: (269) 969-9181


DONATION SITES:  Click (here) for a complete list of participating sites where you can drop off your school supplies.

How You Can Help
The Stuff-A-Bus campaign depends on personal involvement from civic-minded people like you. Here are some ways you can help:


  • Encourage your local organization, church or business to become a designated collection site for Stuff-A-Bus backpacks and supplies.

  • Donate new school supplies at a designated collection site (coming soon!).

  • Purchase new school items on our AmazonSmile Wish List (here). Click here for directions on accessing our AmazonSmile Wish List.

  • Make a much-needed, tax-deductible donation.

  • Help assemble “Stuff-A-Bus” backpacks by volunteering your time during July - August.


School Supplies List
We can use a wide variety of new and surplus school supplies in the Stuff-A-Bus campaign. All donated materials must be safe for young children and use only non-toxic materials. (Please do not donate broken, used or worn supplies.) Here is a sample of some of the supplies we need most:


  • Small backpacks

  • Pencils (#2 with eraser)

  • Ballpoint pens

  • Notebooks and notebook paper

  • Rulers

  • Crayons (in box)

  • Washable markers

  • Pencil sharpeners (small)

  • Pencil boxes

  • Construction paper

  • 3-ring binders

  • Highlighters

  • Colored pencils and pens

  • Safety scissors

  • Erasers

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Pocket folders

  • Glue sticks and white school glue


To learn more, or for personal assistance, please call us at (269) 969-9181.

Assembling Backpacks
In July and August, we collect school supplies from the public drop boxes around the area. Next, we assemble them in backpacks for distribution to needy children in our community. Both of these important tasks depend on help from volunteers like you.

If you can spare just a few hours this summer, please call our office at (269) 969-9181 to arrange a time that fits your schedule. Thank you!

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