Everett Transit “Stuff-A-Bus” Sets Donation Record

December 22, 2013

Everett, Everett Government

Great news from Meghan Pembroke at the City of Everett regarding this year’s drive…

Everett Transit stuff a bus

5400 pounds of food and $21,000 worth of toys…

The annual “Stuff a Bus” holiday toy and food drive sponsored by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 883 brought in record donations for local families in need.

“Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Stuff a Bus campaign a tremendous success!” said Tom Hingson, Everett Transit director. Everett Transit and Fred Meyer partner with ATU 883 to put on the charity drive each year.

This year’s donations included over 5,400 pounds of food, more than $21,000 worth of toys, and more than $1,100 in cash donations. All proceeds benefit local families through Volunteers of America Western Washington.

This year’s collections started on Thanksgiving weekend, with an empty 35-foot Everett Transit bus staged at the Fred Meyer store at Murphy’s Corner and many enthusiastic volunteers ready to fill it.

“Over the course of three weekends, shoppers generously added a little extra to their lists and completely stuffed the bus, making the holidays brighter for local families,” said Hingson.

For Stuff a Bus photos, visit www.facebook.com/everett.transit.

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