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Everett bus gets stuffed

At least 7,500 pounds of toys and food reached past the windows, ensuring happy holidays for at least 325 children and families.

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EVERETT — City transit drivers want to say “thanks” for stuffing a bus.
Every year, bus drivers and the Volunteers of America try to get people to help them fill a 35-foot, City of Everett bus with goodies for families in need.
Every weekend after Thanksgiving, the bus was parked in front of Fred Meyer.
Even in a tough year, people responded.
More than 7,500 pounds of toys and food poured into the bus in the past few weeks.
So many toys were donated, they reached past the windows.
The estimated value of the toys alone was $12,400.
That should allow 325 children and their families to have a good Christmas this year.
“This holiday season will be a little brighter for some, thanks to the generosity and hard work of the Everett community and Everett Transit’s employees,” Mayor Ray Stephanson said.
Reporter Debra Smith: 425-339-3197;
Story tags » EverettCharityChristmas

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