Help the MBTA ‘Fill-A-Bus’ with toys

MBTA Fill-A-Bus. Photo via Metro
The MBTA’s Fill-A-Bus drive collects toys. Credit: Metro

The MBTA kicks off its 13th annual Fill-A-Bus holiday gift collection today with an opening event in Worcester.

Those interested in donating to the toy drive may drop off items through Dec. 13 at various MBTA locations throughout the greater Boston-area. After this morning’s Worcester collection, the bus will visit Everett and Charlestown (full schedule below).

“Please donate a new, unwrapped toy when the Fill-A-Bus visits your community. … Thank you in advance for your donation and generosity,” organizers said in a statement.

Last year, the drive brought in about 1,000 toys.

“We are really hoping we can get as many toys as possible and help as many kids as possible,” said Kelly Smith, a T spokeswoman.

The bus will visit the following locations:

Monday, December 9:
Highway District 3 Office, 403 Belmont St., Worcester, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
MBTA Everett Repair Shop, 80 Broadway, Everett, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
MBTA Charlestown Bus Garage, 21 Arlington Ave., Charlestown, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10:
Highway District 4 Office, 519 Appleton St., Arlington, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
MBTA Lynn Bus Garage, 985 Western Ave., Lynn, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
MBTA Operations, 45 High St., Boston, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11:
Watertown RMV, 550 Arsenal St., Watertown, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Quincy Bus Garage, 954 Hancock St., Quincy, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Transit Police–Southampton, 240 Southampton St., Boston, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Mass Aeronautics, 1 Harborside Dr., East Boston, 2:15–3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 12:
MBTA 500 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Braintree RMV, 10 Plain St., Braintree, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Quincy RMV Headquarters, 25 Newport Ave., Extension, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13:
Highway District 6 Office, 185 Kneeland St., Boston, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Boston RMV, 630 Washington St., Boston, 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
MBTA Cabot Bus Garage, 275 Dorchester Ave., Boston, 1:30-3:30 p.m

The Fill-A-Bus program benefits MSPCC – Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Commonwealth Tenants Association.

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