Hudson’s Hope Emergency Services and the Friends of Hudson’s Hope are joining forces this holiday season to ‘Stuff the Bus’ as part of its 12 Days of Christmas Giving toy drive.
Following a successful campaign last year, the organizations this year are expanding their charitable collections to include kids 0 to 18 as well as local seniors and families.
Starting Dec. 1, residents can drop of any items or cash donations at the District of Hudson’s Hope office at 9904 Dudley Drive.
The Lions bus will also be making appearances at different local events between Dec. 1 and 12, where donations of new toys, items for seniors and families, and cash donations will be accepted. The first community ‘Stuff the Bus’ event will take place at the Hudson’s Hope Santa Parade on Dec. 5 starting at 5 p.m.
“We live in such an amazing community and have proven that we look out for each other, especially while in the time of need,” Hudson’s Hope RCMP detachment commander Cpl. Rob Gardner said in a release. “Let’s get together and show our community spirit by stuffing the Lions Bus with items to help out our local residents.”
Residents can register their kids for the program through Principal Derrek Beam at the Hudson’s Hope School. Seniors can be registered by calling Linda Todd at 250-783-0667 and leaving a message.
Residents can also register with the Friends of Hudson’s Hope. Those already registered for the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Christmas hamper program will be registered for this program as well.
For more information, call Cpl. Rob Gardner at 250-783-5241 or Fire Chief Brad Milton at 250-783-9901.
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