Edmonds Toy Shop collection runs November 19-21 for families in need

The Edmonds Toy Shop, which provides Christmas gifts to families in need through a partnership between Edmonds United Methodist Church and Edmonds Food Bank, has announced its November pickup dates.

Fueled by generous donations and loyal volunteers, the Edmonds Toy Store hopes to serve more than 800 children from Edmonds Food Bank families in 2021. You can help by donating at one of the food bank, organized by Edmonds United Methodist Church. Volunteers will be outside in the lower lot near the Edmonds Food Bank loading dock on the following dates and times:

Friday November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday November 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday November 21, from noon to 4 p.m.

The items most needed for 2021 are cash or $ 25 or $ 50 gift cards to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer / QFC, and Costco.

You can also select items from the small gift list:

Baby toys, hardback books
Picture books
Legos (small / medium sets)
Small stuffed animals
Pen or marker sets
Small art kits
Mittens, gloves, hats
Child / Youth Size Masks
$ 5 or $ 10 Fast Food or Starbucks Gift Cards

The drive is also collecting coats for Washington Kids in Transition, which serves families in the Edmonds School District facing homelessness.

The organization does not accept used toys or bicycles.

You can donate cash online at edmondsfoodbank.org/donate. Enter “Edmonds Toy Shop” in the “In Honor of” box.

You can mail checks or deposit checks or cash during the November drive-thru pickups on the dates above or on weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Food Bank. Make checks payable to Edmonds Food Bank with “Edmonds Toy Shop” in the memo.

Customer registration

All Edmonds Food Bank customers with children who are registered and fully verified between July 1, 2021 and November 16, 2021, are automatically registered for Edmonds Toy Shop. There is no separate registration or invitation process for customers to complete. All food bank customers will receive confirmation of family status by November 21.

For more information, email Pamela Frank, Manager of Edmonds Toy Store, at EdmondsToyShop@gmail.com.