COBB CHRISTMAS – STUFF A BUS

brianandsantaCobb Christmas keeps the holiday spirit alive. Cobb Christmas, Inc., staffed 100% by volunteers, provides food and gifts at Christmastime to Cobb County’s low-income families ensuring the holiday spirit is alive for our client families, our donors and volunteers alike.The folks at Cobb Christmas are thinking Christmas, Santa and toys! Help us help Cobb’s kids have a Merry Christmas! Donate or volunteer today!

Stuff-A-Bus

Is that Santa’s sleigh or a Cobb County Transit bus? Cobb Christmas partners with Cobb County Department of Transportation and Cobb Community Transit (CCT) to create the county’s most unique and memorable holiday program, Stuff-A-Bus. Think of Stuff-A-Bus as the opposite of Santa’s sleigh, Santa uses his sleigh to deliver gifts and Cobb Christmas makes a CCT bus our sleigh for collecting gifts.

The week prior to Cobb Christmas’ Annual Distribution, a CCT bus travels through the county to Stuff-A-Bus host sites gathering donations of food and toys. Host sites can be businesses, schools and other entities that have organized toy and food drives.

This program would not be successful without the help of local businesses, schools, and other organizations that serve as host sites for Stuff-A-Bus. Volunteers at these locations organize food and toy drives and begin promoting and collecting in November. A Cobb Christmas representative schedules a date and time for the bus to make a stop at their location to collect the items which have been donated. All donations are stored and transported to Jim Miller Park—the Cobb Christmas Distribution Site-during distribution week.

When you help to “Stuff-A-Bus” with donations of money, new toys, gifts, non-perishable food items, gift cards or gift certificates, your generosity will brighten the holidays for hundreds of low-income families.

Melanie Duncan, Board member and Chair of Stuff-A-Bus, advises that the Cobb Christmas Stuff a Bus will be making the following stops to collect toys:  Thurs, November 20th: Kennesaw State University11:00a–2:00p; Tues, December 2nd: WellStar East Cobb Health Park 11:00a-12:00p; Tues, December 2nd: Credit Union of GA 12:30p-1:30p; Tues, December 2nd:Wellstar Pediatric Center, Barrett Pkwy, 2-3 pm; Wed, December 3rd: WellStar Cobb Hospital 9:30a-10:30a;Wed, December 3rd:WellStar Windy Hill Hospital 11:00a-12:00p; Wed December 3rd:WellStar Administration Building 12:30p-1:30p; Wed, December 3rd :WellStar Kennestone Hospital 2:00p-3:00p; Thurs, December 4th :American Heart Association; Marietta Office 10:00a-11:00a;Thurs, December 4th:WellStar Acworth Health Park 12:30p-1:30p;Fri, December 5th: Marietta Square 11:00a-12:00p; Fri, December 5th: One Overton Park 12:30p-1:30p; Fri, December 5th: Bank of American Kennesaw Branch 2:00p-3:00p; Tues, December 9th : Southern Polytechnic State University 1:00p-2:30p; Wed, December 10th: Traton Homes 10:00a-11:00a; Wed, December 10th: Salon Three13 12:30p-1:30p; Fri, December 12th: Stasco Mechanical 12:30p-1:30p

Set-Up and Distribution: Each December for one week Cobb Christmas takes over the exhibition halls at Jim Miller Park to organize and distribute all of the collected, donated and purchased food, stockings and toys to our registered client families. Each year nearly 400 volunteers are needed to successfully execute this event. Cobb Christmas need lots of help setting up the distribution center and distributing To volunteer for Cobb Christmas, visit www.CobbChristmas.net or Email: Stuff-A-Bus@CobbChristmas.net. Pictured above – Santa and Brian Buckalew finalizing plans for this year’s Cobb Christmas.

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