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RTC wants to ‘stuff a bus’ for seniors in need


Trtc-goes-electric-300x198-5226912-8599585he Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is asking for the community’s help to stuff a bus with new essential supplies for local seniors. Those making donations at the Stuff-A-Bus for Seniors event on Nov. 25 will receive a free skate rental for the ice rink at the Reno Aces ballpark.

On Tuesday November 25th, from noon until 8 p.m., one of RTC’s new all-electric, zero emissions buses will be parked in front of the Aces ballpark. Members of the community are encouraged to help fill the bus throughout the day with items for seniors. The event takes place on the opening day for the ice rink at the stadium, and people are encouraged to drop off new items as they head to the rink for skating.

Some of the requested items include: gloves, grocery carts (at Save Mart for $20), jackets and coats, men’s/women’s pajamas, personal hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, space heaters with auto off, adult diapers, gift cards (grocery, pharmacy, haircuts, pet stores, entertainment, etc.), sweatshirts and sweatpants, socks and undergarments and public transportation passes.

These items may be delivered on Nov. 25 during Stuff-A-Bus for Seniors or during the Senior Giving Tree drive from Nov. 18 through Dec. 16 at Reno City Hall (second floor) or at Evelyn Mount Community Center. Stuff-A-Bus for Seniors is a cooperative partnership between the City of Reno, Washoe County, City of Sparks, Reno Aces Baseball Club and the RTC.


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