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Hopelink holiday gift rooms begin Monday; Toys still badly needed

Hopelink still needs toys badly for its holiday gift rooms, which open on Monday. - Contributed
Hopelink still needs toys badly for its holiday gift rooms, which open on Monday.
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Toy donations are still running behind as Hopelink prepares to open its Holiday Gift Rooms for local families next week. 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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15. The Kirkland Center is open Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Toys also can be dropped off at a number of Tully’s locations through Dec. 14:

New Main

10812 Main St., Bellevue

Stadium

24 Tacoma Ave. N., Tacoma

Canyon Park

22615 Bothell/Everett Highway

Alki

2676 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle

Aloha

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: tinyurl.com/d39bqeh or call Hopelink at 425-869-6000.

 

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