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Foxwoods holding third annual 'Stuff the Bus' giving campaign

1 November 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, is excited to share that its holiday giving campaign, “Stuff the Bus,” is back for a third year! With all proceeds benefitting the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and its “Tommy Toy” Fund program, the seasonal donation event starts November 7th and runs through December 12th. For five weeks Foxwoods will collect new, unwrapped children’s toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers and donate them to local families in need. Contributions will be received from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily at the Foxwoods Bus Terminal, Bay #1, where a bus will accept donations from guests and team members.

Additional drop off locations will be available throughout the property, including the bus lobby, The Fox Tower Hotel lobby and front desk, The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods, and the Two Trees Inn at Foxwoods, among others.

“Coming off of two successful years with our ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign, we are eager to once again collect items that will benefit our valued community members,” said Felix Rappaport, President & CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “The joy these donations bring to local children and their families makes this one of our favorite giving programs of the year. We couldn’t make a difference in the lives of these people without the participation of guests, team members and the public, for which we are grateful.”

To formally kick-off the “Stuff the Bus” campaign, Foxwoods will host a launch celebration on Saturday, November 7th at 11 a.m. in from of the Grand Pequot Tower hotel. Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council will officially start the program by making donations of their own on the bus.

The Tommy Toy Fund, which provides the items, will have three sites open to distribute on December 16th and 17th. The locations are the Dayville Commons in Killingly, the old Floor Covering Shop on Main Street in Norwich, and the Gemma Moran Food Center in New London. Those in need can register to receive these items through their social service agency from November 16th through December 11th. Coupons to fill out and bring to the agencies will be available starting November 15th in The Bulletin and for download.

Foxwoods aims to support local families over the holidays with campaigns like “Stuff the Bus,” which is among several philanthropic initiatives planned for the season. Team and community members are invited to help spread cheer throughout the region by making donations.

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