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The 23rd annual Stuff the Bus toy drive scheduled for Saturday, December 4
The 23nd annual Stuff the Bus toy drive is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 4, outside the seven local Fred Meyer stores.
The goal of Stuff the Bus is to fill Valley Regional Transit (VRT) buses with new, unwrapped toys (or gift cards) for children of all ages. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to families in need throughout the community in time for Christmas.
Valley Regional Transit will provide the buses and drivers, and VRT staff will assist dozens of volunteers from the Salvation Army at the collection sites. At the end of the event, the toys will be bagged up and transported to Salvation Army distribution centers in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell.
The Salvation Army will implement a COVID-19 plan to ensure the safety of its volunteers and the public. The use of masks is mandatory and social distancing will be in effect. Also, volunteers will wear gloves or sanitize their hands after each donation.
The VRT buses will be parked near the main entrances of the seven Fred Meyer stores in the Treasure Valley:
- 5230 Franklin Road on the Boise Bench
- 3527 South Federal Way in southeast Boise
- 10751 West Overland Road in southwest Boise
- 5425 West Chinden Boulevard in Garden City
- 1850 Fairview Avenue in Meridian
- 1400 Chinden Boulevard in Eagle
- 50 2nd Street South in Nampa
Last year, more than 10,000 toys were collected. In the 22 years Valley Regional Transit has participated in Stuff the Bus, more than 150,000 toys have been donated.