Stuff-A-Bus returning to Sylvan Lake

Organizers hope to fill three school buses in support of Food Bank and Christmas Bureau

For over 15 years Sylvan Lake has stuffed bus after bus full of food, toys and cash through the annual Stuff-A-Bus community initiative.

Founded and iniated in Sylvan Lake by Red Deer Catholic School Division bus driver, Wayne Schmidt this year’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign will take place on Dec. 3 from 10-5.

The 2016 Sylvan Lake Stuff-A-Bus extravaganza will see a whopping three buses attempted to be filled in support of the Sylvan Look Foodbank and the Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau. This year’s locations will include Sobey’s, No Frills and Wal-Mart.

An emphasis is always placed on dry and canned goods with a special request this year for baby food, diapers and other infant neccessities.

Schmidt, who has been driving for Red Deer Catholic over 15 years, said Sylvan Lake never ceases to amaze him and the other local organizers. Each year the event sees thousands of pounds of food raised for the food bank along with enough toys to fill atleast a half a bus and hundreds of dollars in cash is also raised with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the food bank.

“It’s a significant event for the local food bank,” explained Schmidt. “It’s important at this time of year to help people who might not have what they need. As the food bank heads into the holiday season we need to support our community in any way we can.”

For more information on Stuff-A-Bus, being held on Dec. 3 from 10-5 at Sobey’s, No Frills and Wal-Mart, or to lend a helping hand by volunteering please contact Wayne Schmidt at 403 318 9866.

editor@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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