Archive for 2020
July 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Posted by: Tim

Desert Bus For Hope 2020 starts on November 13th at 10:00am PST.

Hello Desert Bus riders! We’re happy to announce the start date and time for Desert Bus For Hope 2020. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 10:00am PST.

As the global response to COVID-19 adapts, we don’t know with certainty what this year’s event is going to be like, at least right now. We’re keeping tabs on the evolving situation and planning how we’ll run this year’s event with everyone’s safety first and foremost, keeping in line with provincial and federal health guidelines.

But, if one thing is for certain, in some form big or small, together or together apart, the bus will ride on. We are eternally grateful for the generosity and positive energy of our community, which makes this all possible.

We’re excited to share with you all that we have in store for this year’s event over the next few months! If you want to keep up to date on the latest Desert Bus happenings, you can check out the latest news posts here at, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

P.S.: In case you missed it…

May 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Posted by: Andrew

The Desert Bus for Hope 2020 Craft-Along Submission Form is Live!

Hey folks! While the Craft-Along hasn’t changed much for 2020, things for Desert Bus overall may be a little different this year; There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment, especially when it comes to live events.

Here in BC, we’re still only in the early stages of determining what everyday life will look like for the summer. The Desert Bus team will be staying up-to-date on the latest information & be taking that into account as we go forward with planning this year’s event. We expect things to remain up in the air for a while now, but we wanted to address this early, to let folks know that we’re staying on top of it & we’re committed to giving this event our all.

We’re working hard on making sure we can run a Desert Bus with everyone’s health & safety in mind as well as all the fun, improv, and chaos you’ve come to expect. We don’t yet know what it’ll look like yet in terms of size & scope, or if in-person events will be permitted by November, but we can commit to this: In some form or another, Desert Bus For Hope 2020 is happening. So, with that in mind, we ask you this:

Do you paint? Sew? Crochet? Use found objects to create adorable sculptures of creatures and characters from your favourite games? Any number of other things that one can consider crafty? Are you interested in being a part of this year’s Desert Bus? Well I have good news for you, because it’s that time again!

As of today, May 11th, submissions for the Desert Bus 2020 Craft-Along are now officially open. We’re inviting crafters of any background to consider crafting & donating a wonderful prize to help Desert Bus For Hope raise money for Child’s Play this year. Crafters will have until May 25th to get their proposals in, so that we can review what folks are interested in doing & get back to you soon with enough time to complete your crafts. One last thing: Because we get so many incredible applications, submissions are limited to one item per crafter. We appreciate the enthusiasm, but we’d like everyone to have a chance.

We’re hoping to have all submissions reviewed & provide our wonderful crafters with a response by June 1st. Once that’s sorted, accepted crafters can start crafting those masterpieces! The deadline for receipt of finished crafts this year will be September 30th, which means they must be IN OUR HANDS on September 30thThe earlier you can get your item in, the easier you make things for our prize team!

If you’re new to the Craft-Along, and have a great idea for a craft, the process is simple: just click here to get to the Craft-Along submissions page and fill out the form!  We will need contact information, a description of the proposed craft, and a few other pieces of info.

Our Desert Bus For Hope Craft-Along community is full of incredibly kind and gifted people who give so much of themselves, and for that we continue to be eternally grateful. It’s folks like you who make Desert Bus what it is, a positive gathering of people from across the world to help kids be kids.

The entire Desert Bus team thanks you, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible work you put together!