Toy drive at Bartell stores

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 ‘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 Army’s “toy warehouses.”

Ways to donate include choosing a gift request tag from the Toy ‘N’ 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.

“This communitywide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Bartell president Brian Unmacht. “The generous response by our customers over the past 11 years has been gratifying.”

The drive in 2014 generated 4,543 donations.