20th Annual Stuff the Bus 2022
November 28 - December 3
Presented by Paul Davis Restoration, in partnership with Connect Transit, Amalgamated Transit Union, and Neuhoff Media, we are readying the Annual “Stuff the Bus” for the holidays. Help the Children’s Home & Aid Crisis Nursery make a difference in the lives of local babies and children in crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides 24 hours per day 7 days per week emergency childcare for families parenting children ages birth through six who are experiencing some form of crisis. On average, the 24-hour crisis line receives a call every 15 minutes from families seeking support. The top reasons families use our program include Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Mental Health, and Domestic Violence. In the past year the Crisis Nursery has served 101 families totaling 156 children. In addition to providing Crisis Care, the Program has distributed 50,740 diapers, 1,518 packages of wipes, and 319 cans of formula to our community.
Connect Transit will park a bus at various locations throughout Bloomington-Normal and challenge the community to “stuff the bus” full of items for the Crisis Nursery.
Most Needed Items
- Gentlease Baby Formula
- Diapers & Pull-ups – sizes newborn, 5 & 6
- Baby Wipes
- Clothing & Socks – boy/girl, sizes newborn – 6T
- Underwear – boy/girl, sizes 3T-5T
- Gift Cards
- Non-perishable food (canned food, juice, meal kits, etc.)
Early Kick-Off Dates
Donny B’s Gourmet Popcorn and More
1220 Towanda Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701
10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 21
Friday, October 7
Friday, October 21
Keg Grove Brewing Company
712 E. Empire St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Wednesday, November 23
Stuff The Bus Dates
|Dates & Locations (10:00am – 8:00pm daily)|
|Monday, November 28||Walmart – 300 Greenbriar Dr. – Normal|
|Tuesday, November 29||Walmart – 2225 W. Market St. – Bloomington|
|Wednesday, November 30||Kroger – 1550 E College Ave. – Normal|
|Thursday, December 1||Kroger – 1550 E College Ave. – Normal|
|Friday, December 2||Walmart – 2225 W. Market St. – Bloomington|
|Saturday, December 3||Walmart – 300 Greenbriar Dr. – Normal|
|Saturday, December 3||Sam’s Club (10:00am – 6:00pm)
2151 Shepard Rd. – Normal
Volunteers will greet and thank shoppers and hand out flyers. Five volunteers are needed for each two hour time slot.
Join our growing list of sponsors today!
Your monetary donation will allow us to purchase items needed for the Crisis Nursery on your behalf.
Want to help but can’t get out to the store?
Shop online and have items delivered right to the Crisis Nursery.
403 S. State St. Bloomington, IL 61701 ATTN: Crisis Nursery
Additional Drop-Off Options
If you are unable to make it to a Stuff the Bus location during operating hours, donations will be accepted at Connect Transit (351 Wylie Dr., Normal, IL).
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Stuff the Bus, please contact Jeannie Higdon at (309) 834-5258.
Thank you to our co-hosts!