LEWISTON – The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce is leading the drive to “Stuff the Bus” with toys for the hundreds of kids in Androscoggin County who need help to have a merry Christmas.

After successful efforts over the past few years, this year the chamber and Young People of the Lewiston-Auburn Area are teaming with Androscoggin County Head Start, Advocates for Children and Tri-County Mental Health Services to brighten the holidays for local families in need. Sponsoring the “Stuff the Bus” drive is Northeast Charter and Tour Co.

The goal is to gather as many donated gifts as the chamber has members.

There are a number of options for those interested in donating unwrapped items (toys and clothes appropriate for children from birth to 18 years). Donations may be brought to the chamber, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston; give the chamber office a call at 783-2249 and someone will pick items up on Dec. 17 (local pick up only); bring items to the chamber breakfast Dec 11, between 7:15 and 8:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston; or bring items to the Business After Hours event at Lost Valley in Auburn on Dec. 18 between 5 and 7 p.m.

The most convenient option is to help stuff the bus by dropping items by the Kids for the Holidays Bus at the Auburn Mall on Dec. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Look for the Northeast Charter and Tour Co. bus in the parking lot.

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