Reminder: Help ‘stuff the bus’ for Nickelsville residents tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day that Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) residents are asking your help to “stuff the bus” with items for the people at the Nickelsville encampment – who range in age from kids through seniors. Active Living director Nichole says some donations have been received but nowhere near enough to stuff the bus, and you’re welcome to drop things off today as well as tomorrow during the actual event 10 am-4 pm. We first reported the plan two weeks ago. Nichole says the “giving tree” idea didn’t work out but here are some specifics:

Specific family’s wish list:

11 year old – boys shoes size 10, boys’ shirt large, boys’ coat large …
18 year old – shoes 10 1/2, shirt large, jeans 30/32
Both boys need socks
Portable radio that works with small batteries..
Toys of any kind.. 11 year old is a big fan of Pokemon..

General Needs wish list:

Socks, small pets clothes, cat litter, cat carrier, cooler, batteries, backpack, lots of batteries-double a’s, triple a’s and d’s.. gloves.. shoes … underwear, coats, need winter boots badly sizes 8 1/2 9 10 11 12 … flashlights, sleeping bags.. female products..female-care products.. rubber boots..underwear, hammers, winter clothes

Big Ticket “Mega Wish”
mp3/iPod/ or PlayStation portable/Nintendo DS – they have rechargeable batteries built inside.
Portable DVD player.. DVD movies of any kind, laptops for school

Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights is at 2326 California SW, and you can drop donations off till 8 tonight, as well as 10 am-4 pm tomorrow.

7 Replies to "Reminder: Help 'stuff the bus' for Nickelsville residents tomorrow"

  • West Seattle Tool Library December 2, 2011 (8:51 am)

    The Tool Library definitely has some hammers that we can drop off! Need any handsaws?

  • nichole December 2, 2011 (10:06 am)

    Yes please!

  • Fiwa Jcbbb December 2, 2011 (10:51 am)

    I still think they need to change the name to “Reaganville”.

  • MP December 2, 2011 (11:51 am)

    I will be dropping off some socks, gloves, hats, boys and girls clothes, canned foods and some games tomorrow. My customers have chipped in and getting my last push for items today!

  • Nichole December 2, 2011 (3:15 pm)


    Thank You for getting involved myself or a resident will be out front with the bus tomorrow!


  • jb December 3, 2011 (6:41 am)

    Does anyone know if they are accepting used clothing?

    • WSB December 3, 2011 (7:00 am)

      I don’t know for sure but if it’s “gently used” I’d suggest taking it over at 10 am to see! Thanks! – TR

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