Paul Davis Restoration, of Bloomington-Normal and Peoria, is kicking off its 17th annual Stuff the Bus event just in time for the holiday season.

Paul Davis Restoration Inc. restores, reconstructs and remodels residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms and disasters.

Starting Monday and continuing through Saturday, multiple locations throughout the Bloomington-Normal and Peoria communities will be collecting donations. This year Paul Davis is partnering with Connect Transit, Amalgamated Transit Union and Great Plains Media to collect donations for Children’s Home & Aid Crisis Nursery.

“The philanthropic effort is an example of the service culture throughout the entire Paul Davis organization,” the company said in a news release. 

Stuff the Bus is seeking non-perishable food, new clothing and toys, diapers and other age appropriate items. The donations will be used for children as young as infants and as old as 6 during their stay in the Crisis Nursery.

Items will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the week. Nearly 180 volunteers will help stuff the bus and organize items, greet and thank donors and hand out flyers.

The items collected will help restock the local nonprofit organization’s pantry for the entire year with supplies needed to benefit the at-risk children and families within the communities.

The six-day event will change locations each day. The following is a list of dates and locations for donation drop-off.

Donations will also be accepted at the Children’s Home & Aid office located at 403 S. State St. in Bloomington and at the Connect Transit office located at 351 Wylie Dr. in Normal.

GRACE BARBIC is the News Editor for The Vidette. She can be contacted at Follow her on Twitter at @gracebarbic

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