Stuff A Bus Drive-By Donation Drive Aims to Help Vulnerable Seniors

by | May 8, 2023

Reno, Nev. May 10, 2023. As part of Washoe County’s ongoing celebration for Older Americans Month, the Human Services Agency (HSA), and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) are partnering to host this year’s KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Drive-By Donation Drive. New, never- been-used donations, will be accepted at the Target, near Sparks Marina, on Friday, May 12, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Who: RTC, Target, KOLO News Now 8, and HSA.

What: KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Drive-By-Donation Drive for Seniors.

When: Friday, May 12, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Target, located at 1550 E Lincoln Way, Sparks.

Contact: Chris Ciarlo at

The Washoe County Human Services Agency serves thousands of seniors in various ways throughout the year. Many items donated during the donation drive help our local elderly in need. Donations will be stored at the Washoe County Senior Center and offered to seniors.

“This donation drive is pivotal in helping seniors in need of hygiene products, new clothes, bus passes, cleaning supplies and so much more,” Washoe County Division Director of Human Services Agency Senior Services Division Cara Paoli said. “We are excited to help our elderly population, and so very thankful for the incredible partners who have decided to join us in such an important endeavor, which is all about giving back to those that have helped make Washoe County a great place to live, work and play throughout the years.”

Brand new, never-been-used items that are needed include the following:

  • Hygiene products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant, soap, shampoo and conditioner, disposable razors and shaving cream, combs and brushes.
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Bus passes
  • Uber/Lyft gift cards
  • Uber Eats/DoorDash gift cards
  • Jackets
  • Gift cards
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coloring books
  • Large print word search books
  • Reading books
  • Movie passes
  • Blankets
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Gloves/hats
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Shoes
  • Coloring items (crayons/markers/pens)
  • Crossword puzzles in large print

The KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Drive-By Donation Drive is a signature Older Americans Month event. Additional events will be offered throughout the month. A complete list of events throughout the community are available to view online.




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