84 Lumber collects holiday cheer for children

The pro dealer stuffs a bus and more while supporting Toys for Tots.

BY HBSDealer Staff

84 Lumber enhanced its efforts this holiday season while collecting toys for children in need.

For the third-straight year, the building materials supplier was a sponsor of the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign in Pittsburgh, hosted by iHeartMedia’s 96.1 KISS. The initiative attempts to stuff as many school buses as possible with donations for the Marine Toys for Tots program.

The company also held successful toy drives at its Pittsburgh-area locations to support the campaign.

At 84 Lumber’s headquarters in Eighty Four, Pa., associates — as well as the public — were encouraged to donate enough toys to fill the company’s 160-square-foot “Degsy” tiny house. Dubbed “Stuff the Degsy,” the event collected nearly 200 toys ranging from bikes to board games.

84 Lumber’s Pittsburgh-area stores also held separate toy drives and collected almost 400 additional toys. The company’s total contributions were enough to fill an entire bus.

“We were overwhelmed by the response our toy drives received this year,” said Amy Smiley, vice president of marketing at 84 Lumber. “We were able to think of some unique ways to encourage more participation and get people excited about donating. We’re honored to play a small role in making the holidays a little brighter for children in need.”

This year marked the 15th Stuff-A-Bus campaign for 96.1 KISS. A record 60 buses were filled from Nov. 26–30, surpassing last year’s record of 59 buses.





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