Saturday, December 19, 2009

Orange County 'Stuff-a-Bus' Charity Collects More Than 15,000 Toys

I dropped off a $15 "Bionicle" toy yesterday at the annual "Stuff-a-Bus" toy drive at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Those giving toys walk right into the buses, which are loan from the Orange County Transit Authority. And seriously, the buses are filled to brim with toys! The NHL's Mighty Ducks play at the Honda Center, and here's the report at the league's homepage, "Stuff-a-Bus Collects More Than 15,000 Toys":

The annual Stuff-A-Bus (benefitting Spark of Love Toy Drive) was conducted Friday at Honda Center, with more than 15,000 toys collected, filling five buses completely full.

Ducks players Jonas Hiller and Dan Sexton helped in the collection Friday evening for an event that ran from 4:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. The Anaheim Stuff-A-Bus is presented by ABC7 and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in conjunction with Honda Center and the Ducks. The Anaheim Stuff-A-Bus was ABC7's largest collection point for the entire Southern California region this holiday season.

The public was encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys and sporting equipment to the parking lot at Honda Center.
You can see buses at the video. I was in a hurry yesterday, running errands and getting my boys ready for Christmas parties and dances, so I didn't take pictures. It's a yearly event, so perhaps next time I'll do a photo-essay.