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Bloomington-Normal Stuff the Bus

November 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am December 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

About Stuff the Bus

Join us for our 21st annual Stuff the Bus event in Bloomington-Normal!

Connect Transit will park a bus at various locations throughout Bloomington-Normal and challenge the community to “stuff the bus” full of items for the Crisis Nursery. Help us make a difference in the lives of local babies and children in crisis.

Presented by Paul Davis Restoration, in partnership with Connect TransitAmalgamated Transit Union, and Neuhoff Media.

Dates & Locations

10am-8pm daily

Monday, November 27th
Tuesday, November 28th
Wednesday, November 29th
Thursday, November 30th
Friday, December 1st
Saturday, December 2nd
Saturday, December 2nd

Walmart: 300 Greenbriar Dr. – Normal
Walmart: 2225 W. Market St. – Bloomington
Kroger: 1550 E College Ave. – Normal
Kroger: 1550 E College Ave. – Normal
Walmart: 2225 W. Market St. – Bloomington
Walmart: 300 Greenbriar Dr. – Normal
Sam’s Club: 2151 Shepard Rd. – Normal

Early Kick-off Dates

Donny B’s Gourmet Popcorn and More
1220 Towanda Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701

1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, October 6th
Friday, October 20th
Wednesday, November 8th

Keg Grove Brewing Company
712 E. Empire St. Bloomington, IL 61701

 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22


Volunteers will greet and thank shoppers and hand out flyers. Five volunteers are needed for each two-hour time slot.


Donate Dollars
Your monetary donation will allow us to purchase items needed for the Crisis Nursery on your behalf.

Donate now!

Shop Online
Shop from the comfort of your couch and have items delivered right to the Crisis Nursery.

Amazon wish list

Shipping Address:
Brightpoint Crisis Nursery
403 S. State St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Alternate Drop-Off Location
Donations are also accepted before December 2nd at Connect Transit located at 351 Wylie Drive in Normal.

Most Needed Items

Gentlease Baby Formula
Diapers & Pull-ups (sizes 4, 5, and 6)
Baby Wipes
Clothing & Socks (boy/girl, newborn-6T)
Underwear (boy/girl, sizes 3T-5T)
Gift Cards


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Stuff the Bus, please contact Laura Cordero at lcordero@brightpoint.org.

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