Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Hopelink.
Redmond, WA – Toy donations are still running behind as Hopelink prepares to open its Holiday Gift Rooms for local families on Monday. Thousands of Hopelink families have registered for the gift rooms, but many may be turned away unless donations pick up over the final two days.
Last year, nearly 7,000 children received a new toy from one of Hopelink’s five Holiday Gift Rooms.
Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Hopelink Centers in Redmond, Bellevue and Sno-Valley (Carnation) from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today (Dec. 14) and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 15).
The Kirkland Center is open today (Dec. 14) from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Toys also can be dropped off at a number of Tully’s locations through today:
10812 Main St., Bellevue
24 Tacoma Ave. N., Tacoma
22615 Bothell/Everett Highway
2676 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle
746 - 19th Ave. E., Seattle
Toys and gifts are needed for all ages – as well as warm clothes, sweatshirts and sports clothing.
Hopelink, the largest social services agency serving east and north King County, stocks the rooms with donations from local toy drives, corporate-sponsored giving trees, and individual contributions. The gift rooms are in their 18th year.
For center locations, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d39bqeh or call Hopelink at 425.869.6000.
Since 1971, Hopelink has helped homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities make lasting change in their lives. Hopelink promotes self-sufficiency by helping people meet their needs for food, shelter, homelessness prevention, family development, transportation and adult literacy. For more information on Hopelink and its services, call 425.869.6000 or visit www.hope-link.org.