BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — KGET is teaming up with Christmas for Seniors Kern County for the annual Stuff the Bus event on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The bus will be parked outside our station from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the corner of 22nd and L Streets.
The community is encouraged to donate necessities that will go to local seniors. Volunteers will be wearing face masks and you will be asked to open your trunk so they can grab your items.
Here is a list of items needed:
- Dryer fabric softener sheets
- Laundry detergent (small sizes-HE)
- Paper towels and Kleenex
- Razors and shaving cream
- Quality two-ply toilet paper
- Shampoo, body lotions
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Men’s and women’s deodorant
- Large print word find/puzzle books
- Large print books and calendars
- Dish towels, washcloths, dishcloths
- $10 gift cards (Walmart, Target, drug stores, 99-Cent Store, Dollar Tree, etc. )
- Non-perishable food: soups, crackers, canned meats, Vienna Sausages, drinks, macaroni and cheese, chili and cornbread, puddings, Jell-O
You can also drop off donations at participating Starbucks around Kern County.
- Olive and Knudsen Drive
- 7th Standard Road
- Valley Plaza Mall
- Chester and California Avenue
- 24th and L Street
- Mount Vernon Avenue
- Oswell and Auburn Street
- Niles and Shalimar Street
- Weedpatch Highway
- Highway 178 and Comanche Drive
- Tehachapi and Tucker Road
For more information, contact Christmas for Seniors Kern County at 661-703-8893.
You can drop off items at the Christmas for Seniors center Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas for Seniors Kern County is located at East Niles Senior Center, 6601 Niles St.