There’s no better feeling than spreading joy during the holiday season! This year, we celebrated a fantastic 18-year partnership with Cobb Christmas. Cobb Christmas is one of the oldest nonprofits in Cobb County, working to serve the underprivileged in the area since 1963. The organization is completely run by volunteers and works to aid low-income working families during the holidays who do not receive any other holiday assistance. The organization provides recipients ages 3 – 13 with three new toys each and each family receives a box of food.
Every year, we partner with Cobb Christmas for their annual Stuff-A-Bus event. Stuff-A-Bus is similar to Santa’s sleigh. Santa uses his sleigh to load and deliver gifts, and Cobb Christmas uses a CobbLinc bus for loading and distributing gifts from their partners, such as Traton Homes. The week prior to Cobb Christmas’ Annual Distribution, a CobbLinc bus travels through the county to Stuff-A-Bus host sites gathering donations of food and toys. Host sites can be businesses, schools and other entities that have organized toy and food drives.
Our 2021 toy drive was a huge success, and we were able to fill a Cobb Community Transit Bus to overflowing with hundreds of toys ready to be placed under the tree! We are incredibly grateful for the charitable contributions that helped support this worthwhile cause.
“We are thrilled to have raised over $15,000 to purchase toys for families in need this holiday season. Our home is right here in Cobb County, and we are so proud to be a part of this event year after year,” said Kimberly Garwood, Director of Marketing for Traton Homes. “A very special thank you to our employees, vendors and the generous local community for making this such a huge success.”
With money raised from donations, fundraisers and other sources, the organization can buy toys in bulk, including stuffed animals, cars, trucks and other items. With the help from partners like Traton Homes, Cobb Christmas can provide additional toys and big-ticket items for families in Cobb County!