Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 10th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive, November 17 through December 14.
The toy donations will be accepted at Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.”
The five-week drive in 2012 generated over 5,400 toy donations by Bartell’s customers-the estimated equivalent of $81,300 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.
Donation options include:
- Choose a “gift request tag” from the “Toy ‘N’ Joy” display in the store and return the gift to the donation barrel with the tag affixed to it.
- Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years-of-age.
For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
“The drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children,” said George D. Bartell, Chairman and CEO of Seattle-based Bartell Drugs. “The generosity and support of our customers over the past nine years has been gratifying.”
Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Family-owned and operated, it is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.