Stuff the Bus

Apr 16, 2021 | Past Events

A donation drive for Alex Programs

Graphic of The Alex community health bus that reads: Stuff the mobile health bus

Since the start of COVID-19 last spring, we are seeing an increase in need in our community for basic necessities, including clothing, hygiene items, and more.

We want to fill our Community Health Bus powered by TELUS Health to the brim with items to distribute to our programs and we need your help!

We are looking for new clothing and hygiene items like travel-sized soaps, shampoos, etc. We are also seeking new or gently used crafts and coloring books for our Assisted Self-Isolation Site to provide activities for those who are isolating due to COVID or close contact.

Stuff the Bus Day
WHEN: Saturday May 15, 2021
Drop off anytime between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
(due to COVID restrictions, one member per household please)
WHERE: Genesis Centre Parking Lot
7555 Falconridge Blvd NE

OR drop off at The Alex before May 14
to #101 2840 2 Ave SE Monday – Friday 9-4 pm

If you have any questions, please contact Meriam Berka at donationsdrive@thealex.ca.

If you would like to contribute financially, we are welcoming donations through the link below. All donations will be directed to purchasing our wish list of items.

What We Need

NEW undergarments and socks

  • Men and women’s underwear (various sizes)
  • Socks
  • Bras (A, B, C and D cup sizes in all band sizes)
  • Sports Bras (all sizes)

NEW or gently-used activities and pastimes

  • Magazines
  • Paint-by-number kits
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Blank canvases (all sizes), paint and plastic paint brushes
  • Beading supplies (beads, thread, needles)
  • Puzzles and other activities

NEW toiletries and comfort items

  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Prepackaged snack items

NEW clothing basics

  • T-shirts (all sizes)
  • Sweats (all sizes)
  • Basic pants and jeans (all sizes)