Stuff-A-Bus Donations Still Needed

11:02 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Every year, you come out and help WLTX Stuff-A-Bus. It's an effort to help families in the Midlands that are in need during the Christmas holiday.

"I am just full and excited that I can help some other kids," said Jackie Hillier.

From sunrise, to sunset, you saw the need and came out to help.

"There are so many children that are in need right now, their parents are having a hard time providing for them," said Sherri Stokes with the Salvation Army.

Every Year at Stuff-A-Bus you come out and help us make Christmas better for families in need.

For Hiller this is her fourth year coming.

"There are some kids that are less fortunate than others and I am one that is able to help contribute to some kids who would not be able to have a Christmas if it wasn't for the ones that wanted to give," said Hiller.

"We can do what we can do. It doesn't take that much effort to do something like this," said Marty Hooper.

For Hooper, giving is in his spirit. Last year he lost his job but still came to donate items.  

This year he has a job, but his wife was recently diagnosed with cancer. But he didn't let that stop him for helping others in need.

"I lost my job, I mean their parents could have lost their job, sickness, whatever, It's not their fault and they should not have to suffer at a time like this and we just do what we can to try to make it a merrier Christmas for them," said Hooper.

Most parents brought their children out to teach the how important it is to give. Stokes says it's good to lesson to learn at a young age.

"I think it says a lot about the parents that are instilling this in their children, to be able to give and support their community in their time of need," said Stokes.

"Christmas to us is not so much about giving me presents and giving my wife presents, it's making their face light up and that is what it's all about," said Hooper.


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