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By Manya Vee
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Edmonds Toy Shop pivots to deal with COVID

Pamela Frank presides over the holiday magic-making


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 8:25am

Manya Vee

Pamela Frank

Christmas elves don't exist. Or do they?

This holiday, the local food bank's Edmonds Toy Shop will serve 367 families with around 900 children.

Presiding over this logistical feat of holiday magic making is Pamela Frank. Particularly during the COVID years.

Hosted by the United Methodist Church, the Toy Shop in a standard year feels like a big children's store complete with a book department, a bicycle department, a toy department, a stuffed animal section, and more.

Volunteers would walk the parents or caregivers through each department to hand-select gifts for their children. A final sec...

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