Towson University’s annual “Stuff-a-Bus” drive has moved through its first week and so far the results have been “fantastic,” according to organizers. There is still plenty of time to help fill the bus with unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) or non-perishable food items to donate to local families in need. Efforts support Toys for Tots and the Maryland Food Bank.
The event follows the “Can You Can” event, in which the departments in Campus Life asked students to donate canned goods to go with the Stuff-a-Bus campaign. Students donated 885 canned goods during the month of November, which will be added to what will be collected this week.
“Stuff-a-Bus is a great way to say thank you and to give back,” said Corrine DeRoberts, coordinator of community services at Towson University. “And this is a great way for our campus to come together and show we care about others and give back to the local Baltimore community.”
Donations can be dropped off where you see wrapped boxes at more than 50 donation points across campus, including many of the academic buildings. The main donation location is at the Veterans Center, in room 107 of the Psychology Building.
Donations can also be dropped off during the following special events and locations:
- The “Stuff-A-Bus” on Osler Drive, Monday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
- The President’s Holiday Celebration, Thursday, Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m., at the University Union Potomac Lounge
- The Toys for Tots Benefit Concert featuring the Ken Ebo Jazz Orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., at the Center for the Arts building
“Toys for Tots and the Maryland Food Bank are very appreciative, especially for the toys for the children” DeRoberts added. “This is always such a positive experience.”
Shifts are still available for staffing the bus as well as volunteering for the events affiliated with the drive. Volunteers may find openings on the website.