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Stuff-a-Bus for Santa Anonymous

Stuff-A-Bus is back in 2018 with a toy drive to benefit Santas Anonymous!

Stuff-A-Bus returns for the third year, and this time they're supporting Santas Anonymous, a Father Mercredi High School student-led initiative designed to bring Christmas to families in the community.

Give the gift of Christmas to someone in need this holiday season

Anyone can participate: businesses, industry, schools and residents.
Here’s how:
1) Register by sending an email to transit@rmwb.ca; or contact Pulse at 780-743-7000 or pulse@rmwb.ca (Deadline for registration is Dec. 12 at noon.)
2) Set up a Christmas bin/hamper in your location and collect unwrapped toy donations from staff, students, volunteers or residents.
3) Print free posters from this web page to promote your donation bin.(See links along side of this page)
4) On December 14, Municipal Transit Services will come to your location to collect your donations and Stuff-A-Bus with Christmas joy. Transit Services will then take your donations to Santas Anonymous for wrapping and delivery on December 21.
 
Santas Anonymous has been run by the students and teachers of Father Mercredi High School since 1984. 

Not sure what to donate? Corporate donations are welcome too.
Find a list of donation ideas and age ranges on the Santas Anonymous website. Also find out how to make corporate donations at https://sites.google.com/a/fmcsd.ab.ca/fmsantas/

Key dates:

Friday, November 23 - Kick off the 2018 Stuff-A-Bus campaign
Friday, December 14 – Stuffing Day! Transit Services will pick up donated toys from Stuff-A-Bus participants and drop them off at Father Mercredi High School.
Friday, December 21 – Santas Anonymous will be deliver gifts to identified homes and families in the region.

Would you like to donate but haven’t registered for Stuff-A-Bus? 

Anyone can donate to Santas Anonymous. If you’d like to participate, but not register, you can drop off your unwrapped gift donations at one of the following locations before Dec. 14.

Watch for decorated Stuff-A-Bus bins and donate to the rim:
Jubilee Centre Main Floor (9909 Franklin Ave.)
Syncrude Athletic Park (101 Cartier Rd.)
Timberlea Landing (309 Powder Dr.)
Wood Buffalo Regional Library (1 C.A. Knight Way, MacDonald Island Park)

Contact Information:

Transit Services: transit@rmwb.ca
Pulse: 780-743-7000 or pulse@rmwb.ca

History of Stuff-A-Bus

In 2016, the first annual Stuff-A-Bus event raised donations for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. Six schools and 11 local businesses helped to Stuff-A-Bus, raising a total of 5,542 kg (12,217 lbs.) in donations for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

In 2017, Municipal Transit buses visited participating local businesses, organizations and schools to collect their donations. Special guests on the bus included students from the Santas Anonymous initiative, as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus, who took time out of their very busy schedules to thank all participating businesses, organizations and schools for their kind donations. Thanks to the generosity of the participating businesses, organizations and schools, approximately $21,500 in toy and cash donations was collected.

Thank you to all participants for your generosity and for supporting our community.

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