Santa Cops encourage all to ‘Stuff a Bus’

Photo courtesy of DART

With the holiday season just around the corner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is reaching out to all DART riders to support the annual “Stuff a Bus” event scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14.

The initiative will deliver socks and blankets to area nursing facilities — as well as unwrapped toys and canned food for children and families in need throughout the North Texas area. DART’s Stuff a Bus” is an annual campaign put on by DART bus operators and police officers. It combines two employee sponsored drives, Santa Cops and Comforting of the Souls, to fill a bus with donations.

In 2017, the “Stuff a Bus” event provided 2,000 pairs of socks and 850 blankets to 27 nursing facilities and, this year, the event’s goal is to help 200 families. The event takes place on Dec. 14 at Mockingbird Station (5465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas) near the intersection of North Central Expressway and Mockingbird Lane from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. — Mark Ball