The Radio People is teaming up with The Center for Children and Families again this Christmas to help make the holiday season brighter for children in our community! The “Stuff A Bus” Gift Drive is an annual event in honor of the Center’s Christmas Project, an enormous endeavor to fulfill wish lists for children in need. We are humbled by the response from our community year after year. We believe that when you give a toy or gift, it is so much more than that. You are giving HOPE to the children and families who need it most.
So what exactly is the The Christmas Project you ask? The Christmas Project is an annual effort by the Center for Children and Families to provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children who are served through our CASA, CAC, and Therapeutic Services programs. These are children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, children who are dealing with difficult life situations, children who need a reason to smile again. Nearly 1000 children in our community will fill out a personal wish list each year. After wish lists are completed, it's our job to find a sponsor for each child. Sponsors are asked to purchase an outfit of clothing with the sizes provided and at least one toy item off the child’s list. For those children who will come under our services after the wish list deadline has passed, the “Stuff-a-Bus” campaign makes certain that they, too, can still receive a much needed gift of hope at Christmas time.
In this wonderful Christmas season, we’re so appreciative of the people who are willing to give so generously of their time and resources to provide Christmas for children and families who may not have one without a little help. We are thrilled to partner with the Radio People again for another year of spreading joy and hope to families in our area through Stuff A Bus.
During Stuff a Bus, The Radio People crews from K104, LA105, 100.1 The Beat, 99.7 My FM, and Mix 101.9 go live on location, encouraging listeners to “stuff” the bus full of new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Christmas Project. Someone is on staff 24 hrs a day, so your donations can be made around the clock at a time that is convenient for you! As always, we greatly appreciate your support. None of this is possible without one important ingredient... you!
Perhaps your business, school, or civic group is interested in being a Drop-Off Location in the weeks leading up to the event? Please contact Mandy Strickland at MStrickland@StandforHope.org for more details on having a box dropped off to you!
Donations can also be made by following the link below to help make a child's Christmas wishes come true! Thank you!