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Boardman school bus drivers and police team up for 'Stuff the Bus' toy drive

December 11, 2019
The Town Crier

Get ready for a "Stuff The School Bus" Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 14 in front of the Boardman Township Administration Building. A Boardman Local School Bus will be parked and waiting there for residents to drop off donations of toys and other items to benefit the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission, as well as local area families who need a little extra help this holiday.

The Boardman Schools Transportation Department and the Boardman Police FOP Lodge #43 are organizing the toy drive as a first time effort. They hope to fill the bus with toys for all ages, as well as some personal items for children to "gift" to their parents and caregivers.

"Our drivers wanted to do something special for the community this holiday," said Boardman Transportation Director Ryan Dunn. "Boardman Police FOP Lodge #43 jumped aboard immediately, and the enthusiasm is growing, and toys are starting to appear at the bus garage."

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Boardman Schools Transportation Department is teaming up with Boardman Police Lodge for a Stuff the Bus Holiday Toy Drive on Dec. 14. Pictured preparing for the drive are : Officer Daniel Baker, FOP 43 President, Laurie Kohuth, Transportation Director Ryan Dunn, and Kathy Fait.

The toys collected on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Township Administration Parking Lot will then be delivered to the Rescue Mission on Monday, Dec. 16.

"The Rescue Mission is overjoyed that the Stuff the Bus campaign has included us as a recipient of this generosity," said Lynn Wyant, Chief Development Officer at the Rescue Mission. "As folks are looking for ideas for how to stuff the bus with gifts, here are some thoughts. Our clients have the opportunity to select gifts for family members to give to one another on Christmas morning from the donated gifts we receive. One way to bless the Mission is to provide some adult gifts like robes, slippers, gift sets, hoodies, body sprays and pajamas. These are items that benefit families as our children learn about the joy of giving as we help them to make gift selections for their parents and older siblings."



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