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Edmonds Toy Shop asking for gift cards, cash donations

Series: Coronavirus | Story 295

Last updated 10/31/2020 at 8:14am

Edmonds Toy Shop

The Edmonds Toy Shop, operated through Edmonds United Methodist Church, is asking for the public help with donations so it can help local families in need with Christmas gifts for their children.

More than 300 families and an average of 1,000 kids benefit from the Edmonds Toy Shop every year. The Toy Shop serves parents who receive services through the Edmonds Food Bank and/or Washington Kids in Transition, which serves homeless families in the Edmonds School District.

Due to COVID-19, there will not be an in-person shopping event this year. There will be online registration only through Nov. 17. Recipients must be registered, verified families of the Edmonds Food Bank or referred to Washington Kids in Transition through their school advocate.

You can buy items and drop them off or make an online donation.

Purchase items online

• Gift cards via Target, https://bit.ly/2HUSwya, or Amazon, https://amzn.to/2HS8oRG

• Cash donations, https://bit.ly/35RQQNT; specify "Toy Shop" in the drop-down menu)

• Donate small gifts via our Amazon wish list, https://amzn.to/37XQvMh

Purchase and drop off items: (clearly marked "for Edmonds Toy Shop")

• Winter gloves, hats, scarves

• Socks

• Headphones or other small gifts for teens

• Masks ("fun" print, children, and adult sizes)

• Board/picture books, easy readers

• Fred Meyer or other gift cards can be mailed to:

Edmonds Food Bank

Attn: Toy Shop

828 Caspers St., L-100

Edmonds, WA 98020

Gift drop-off locations can be delivered to the Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. From 3-6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday noon may be busy with EFB clients.

Donations can also be dropped off 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at Washington Kids in Transition, 19721 Scriber Lake Road, Lynnwood, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6-Dec. 3 at Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds.

November gift collection events held at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, are noon-4 p.m. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, and noon-4p.m. Nov. 29.

COVID-19 safety procedures will be in place for all events.

Items not accepted in 2020

• Large toys

• Used toys, books, stuffed animals

• Chapter/teen books

• Gift wrap

• Holiday décor

Community sponsors

New sponsors in 2020

Coldwell Banker Bain of downtown Edmonds

Christmas House

The Book Project

Longtime partnerships

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club (Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree)

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club

Boy Scout Troop #312

2019 contributors

Barclay Shelton

Engel's Pub

Girls Scout Troops #44556, #45244, #46645

Gravity Bar

Harbor Square

Pancake Haus

Seattle Children's Hospital

Teri's Toybox

Toys for Tots

Walnut Street Cafe

Wilcox Construction

Email: [email protected]

Info: http://www.EdmondsToyShop.com


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