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PG&E joins KRCR's Stuff the Bus event with shopping spree

PG&E and The Salvation Army pick toys to donate

CHICO, Calif. - KRCR News Channel 7 and the Salvation army have partnered with the local Ford dealerships to collect toys for families in need this holiday season.

Thursday, PG&E joined the effort with a shopping spree at the Chico Target.

The utility company spent $750 on Barbie's, Lego's, Disney stuffed animals and much, much more.

"We just love kids! Can you imagine a kid opening a gift on Christmas morning and their thoughts and their ideas and they just start playing with it? It's just a magical moment and the fact that we get to be apart of that is huge," said Lieutenant Arwyn Rodriguera with The Salvation Army.

Employees with PG&E and The Salvation Army piled the toys in the cart, then a minivan and on December 9 they'll be stuffed into a B-Line bus at the Wittmeier Ford in Chico.

Every toy goes to one of the 850 families that have signed up for help from The Salvation Army this Christmas.

"We're looking to serve an estimated 2,000 children this holiday season," Rodriguera explained. PG&E staff said this is their way to make sure kids who wouldn't normally get presents will have something to unwrap this holiday season. "I really appreciate the fact that I know these toys are gonna go to a needy family, you know? So from us directly to them, it's a present from PG&E," said Lia White, senior manger of the North Valley Division of PG&E.

All Stuff the Bus locations can be found here.

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