November 21, 2023

Help United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ for the Holidays

0.9 min read| Published On: November 21st, 2023|

By Cindy Peterson

Help United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ for the Holidays

0.9 min read| Published On: November 21st, 2023|

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties invites the public to come fill up its bus with toys to deliver to local families for the holidays.

To help “Stuff the Bus,” bring new and unwrapped toys to the Mission United bus, which will be parked from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Mt. Dora Walmart parking lot at 17030 U.S. Highway 441. Toys also can be dropped off or sent to the UWLS office on or before Dec. 1, located at 32644 Blossom Lane, Leesburg, FL, 34788.

Those who would prefer to donate funds to support Stuff the Bus can do so at UWLS has partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Umatilla and the Tavares Police Department to identify the local families in need.

For additional information, call 352-787-7530 or visit United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties serves needs in the areas of economic mobility, education and health in both counties and facilitates and delivers a number of direct services and programs. Additionally, UWLS provides grants or support that fund programs in over 20 partner agencies or nonprofits.

The United Way organization fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, engaged in 1,000 communities across more than 37 countries and territories. For more information about United Way, please visit


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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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