UTICA/ROME -- It's a joint effort between radio and TV stations in the Mohawk Valley, and organizers say this year's "Stuff the Bus" toy drive is on pace to surpass last year's total of 8,000+ toys. The entire thing wraps up with two events taking place tomorrow -- in New Hartford and in Utica.
From left, KISS-FM (WSKS/WSKU) morning man "Big Poppa," night guy DJ T-Sap and afternoon driver S-Dot posed for a photo during their latest "Stuff the Bus" stop last Saturday at the Rome Walmart.
Each Saturday for the past few weeks, KISS-FM, Bug Country (WBUG/WBGK) and 95.5FM WUTQ have been teaming up with NBC affiliate WKTV and a local school bus company to broadcast live from various locations across the market, inviting listeners to "Stuff the Bus" with new, unwrapped toys. The donations will be given to local charities, who will in turn, give the toys to less-fortunate families.
The final "Stuff the Bus" stop will take place tomorrow from noon to 4pm in front of Toys-R-Us in New Hartford. According to the Stuff the Bus website, the entire effort wraps up tomorrow night with the 7th Annual "Teddy Bear Toss" during Utica College's home hockey game at the Utica Memorial Auditorium
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