Bartell Drugs is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during the 12th annual Salvation Army Toy â€˜N Joy drive through Dec. 13.
The toy donations will be accepted at 61 Bartell stores in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties and later distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Armyâ€™s â€œtoy warehouses.â€
Ways to donate include choosing a gift request tag from the Toy â€˜Nâ€™ Joy display in stores and depositing the gift and corresponding tag in the donation barrel, and donating any new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years old.
â€œThis communitywide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,â€ said Bartell president Brian Unmacht. â€œThe generous response by our customers over the past 11 years has been gratifying.â€
The drive in 2014 generated 4,543 donations.