TTC Stuff-the-Buses to collect new, unwrapped toys

On Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, TTC employees will be holding the annual Stuff-the-Bus Toy Drive at participating Walmart stores across Toronto. This year, a total of seven of the TTC’s 12-metre buses will be set up as drop-off stops for new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.

The Stuff-the-Bus weekend drive officially kicks off on Q107’s Derringer in the Morning on
Friday, November 29, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A TTC bus will be parked outside the Corus
Quay Building at 25 Dockside Dr. to accept donations. The Stuff-the-Bus drive will make its next preview stop on Friday, November 29 when it accepts donations in front of the Walmart store at Eglinton and Pharmacy from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What: TTC Stuff-the-Bus Toy Drive for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.
When: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days.
Where: A TTC bus will be parked at each of these seven Walmart stores:

• 165 N Queen Street (Hwy. 427/Queensway).
• 799 Milner Avenue (Milner/Morningside).
• 1900 Eglinton Avenue (Eglinton/Pharmacy).
• 2245 Islington Avenue (Islington/Rexdale).
• 2525 St. Clair Avenue West (St. Clair/Runnymede).
• 3132 Eglinton Avenue East (Eglinton/Markham). 
• 5995 Steeles Avenue East (Steeles/Markham).

TTC employees have been conducting a Stuff-the-Bus toy drive during the holiday season for the last seven years. This is a labour of love for TTC Operator Kevin Kane and his team of volunteer Operators. Last year’s drive gave a Christmas gift to more than 500 families with children. This year, the group hopes to raise more than $70,000 worth of donations. To date, the toy drive has helped more than 3,000 families, and 10,000 children, have a Christmas. The drive has collected $150,000 worth of toys and expects to break the $200,000 mark this holiday season.

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