Usually when people think about stuffing a bus, it’s with school supplies for underprivileged kids and it’s usually done around back to school time. Unfortunately, it’s not just the kids who need help — there are lots of underprivileged seniors throughout Reno who need help year-round. “There are many drives that take place around the holidays, but the need in the community is year-round, that’s why Stuff-A-Bus for Seniors is so important,” RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said.
From Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 29, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is teaming up with the City of Reno and Washoe County Senior Services to collect items that senior citizens throughout town may be in need of. “The drive provides seniors with critical, basic items that, sadly, sometimes can be unaffordable,” RTC Board Chair Neoma Jardon said.
Requested items include slippers, lightweight jackets and sweaters, men’s and women’s pajamas, towels, adult diapers, gift cards for food, and more. These are the most needed items, but anything you may be able to offer will be appreciated.
The drive takes place during Older Americans Month and will conclude with an event at the Aces Ballpark on May 29 from 4-7 p.m. That evening, a RTC bus will be at the ballpark for people to stuff full of donations. Everyone who donates at the May 29 event will receive a buy one ticket, get one free deal for one of three Aces games on June 1-3.
For dropoff locations, click here.
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