The buses were stuffed, the radio station was packed, and on Thursday, several local charities had the fun, joyous task of picking up thousands of toys for the children they serve. Roser Communications' Stuff the Bus campaign concluded with the highlight-distribution day-on Thursday.
"It means a lot. I'm excited because a lot of these families, due to Covid, are struggling even more than before and it's a great charity, a great cause," said Daisy Cruz, of Life at RCIL. Cruz says the toys she picked up will help 35 children smile, Christmas morning.
In spite of the fact that the pandemic hit many people hard, financially, people in the Mohawk Valley came through, donating enough toys to fill almost every room at Roser Communicatons' north Utica Offices.
"Overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised, all at the same time, just thankful, in general, to be able to help and be helped by so many," said Amy Watson, of Reset NY, an organization that helps move people out of shelters.