Stuff a Bus
Northern Ireland

No Child Should Experience
An Empty Christmas

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It’s set to be another hard Christmas for many…

Stuff A Bus has gone virtual again this year to ensure we are doing what we can to keep people safe. But we need you, our supporters, now more than ever.

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated many families throughout Northern Ireland, who are set to face another tough Christmas.

It is estimated that over 100,000 children in Northern Ireland live in poverty and it’s likely that by Christmas that number will be even greater again. People are facing impossible choices. 

To keep everyone safe, the appeal will remain a virtual. Learn more here

Our Goal is to raise £75,000 to buy toys that will be delivered, safely, before Christmas Eve. Although our bus may be empty for another year, please help us ensure no child experiences an empty Christmas.

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Help us raise over £75,000 to ensure thousands of local children don't go without presents this Christmas

HOW YOU CAN HELP

What will be different?

For this year there will be no toy donation points in Translink stations to help do our bit to reduce contact.

We won’t be able to accept toy donations. To control the spread of the virus we will need you to make a donation. This will allow us to purchase toys on your behalf, making sure they are quarantined before delivering to houses across the country before Christmas Day.

This year we won’t be able to hold our finale event where we physically stuff a bus with toys. Our priority is to keep our supporters, staff and you, the public, safe. We can’t tell you how much we will miss all your faces.

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What is Stuff A Bus NI?

Stuff A Bus NI is an award-winning initiative started by Translink and U105 in aid of the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul’s annual Christmas Family Appeal, which has been supporting children in Northern Ireland for 40 years by ensuring they have a present to open at Christmas.

Since 2017, every December we pack a bus full of toys, making a difference to thousands of children’s lives on Christmas morning. To date we have donated 50,000 toys and we’re needed now more than ever.

The effects of poverty don’t stop just because it’s Christmas with many families facing the impossible choice to either put food on the table or heat their homes. Christmas presents are the very last thing on their list. And that’s where together we can help.

The Appeal relies on the generosity of local people, Translink passengers, staff and organisations. It comes at a time when there is an increasing level of need as more and more families will likely face financial difficulties this year, who have never needed support before.

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