2nd Annual Stuff-a-Truck gathers toys for children

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021

Children in the hospital during Christmas, as well as their families, experience the holidays in a much different way than those in traditional settings.

Non-profit veterans charity 5th Squad will conduct its 2nd Annual Stuff-a-Truck event Dec. 4 in partnership with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

New, unwrapped toys will be accepted outside Brookhaven Walmart from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. One week later, on Dec. 11, participants in the 6th Annual Ruck for Rugrats will march in a “fun ruck” 4.5 miles from Jackson Preparatory School west along Lakeland Drive to Children’s of Mississippi Hospital. Toys will be presented to families there.

5th Squad is a combat veteran organization founded in 2016 that works to pay bills for veterans in immediate need in Mississippi. For more information on the organization or to register for the Ruck for Rugrats, visit www.5thsquad.com or Facebook.com/5thsquadMS.