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Shoals radio host announces goal of 5,000 gifts for this year’s Stuff-the-Bus toy drive


FLORENCE, Alabama – The holidays are just around the corner and that means Hunter Jackson of Singing River Media Group is gearing up for this year’s Stuff-the-Bus toy drive.

Jackson announced Wednesday morning that his goal was the highest ever, 5,000 gifts.

For the event, Jackson will live on a Florence city school bus until he meets his donation goal.

For the first time, there will be two buses where people can drop off their gifts, one at the Florence Walmart on Hough Road and the other at the Muscle Shoals Walmart on Avalon Avenue.

“It means a lot that the community trusts this and us enough to open up an opportunity for Colbert County,” Jackson said. “There are several towns on this side of the river relative to County Lauderdale that would not come down to Walmart on Hough Road in Florence to donate, and if we can build that convenience for them, I think we let’s build a bridge to families who otherwise would have no good process in place to help children.

Jackson will be living on the bus in Florence and will be able to accept gifts at any time of the day. The Muscle Shoals Bus, provided by Colbert County Schools, will accept donations during Walmart hours.

Stuff-the-Bus starts on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The collected gifts will be distributed to students in the school systems in Lauderdale and Colbert counties.