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Help Santa stuff a bus with holiday cheer

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Volunteers stuff a bus with donated items in December 2016. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.
Volunteers stuff a bus with donated items in December 2016. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.

From a Community Transit News Release.

Annual charity drive fills a bus with food and toys for Snohomish County families

You can help stuff a 30-foot bus with holiday cheer while shopping the weekend of December 9, 2017. An extra can of food, box of diapers or toy will make a big difference for a local family in need.

A list of suggested items will be available from Community Transit volunteers this weekend at the Snohomish Fred Meyer located at 2801 Bickford Avenue.

  • Saturday, December 9: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Santa Claus will be there from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Sunday, December 10: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Santa Claus: will be there from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Oxy Gene joins Santa from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Purchased items will be collected as shoppers exit the store, loaded into a bus, and then distributed later this month to brighten holiday spirits across Snohomish County.

The annual Stuff a Bus event is a partnership between the Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1576, Fred Meyer, Everett Transit, and Community Transit.

In 2016, the donation drive collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and 2,200 toys. Everything donated went directly to local families during the holidays.

If you would like to help but can’t donate in person, or would like more information on Stuff a Bus, visit voaww.org.

Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool, and alternative commute options in Snohomish County.

The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field coming in 2019.

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