Mattress Firm’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids is on through Dec. 18

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:17pm
  • Business

The holidays are nearly here, and Mattress Firm’s Toy Drive is seeking the community’s help to ensure that local foster kids have a Merry Christmas.

While most kids spend Christmas Eve eagerly anticipating Santa’s arrival, kids in foster care often worry he won’t be able to find them at all. To ensure that every foster kid wakes up with a present on Christmas morning, there are a few ways your readers can give back. For parents, encourage kiddos to embrace the season of giving and ask them to pick out a new toy for a foster child in need. For others, give your ugly sweater party new meaning by incorporating a donation bin.

At your holiday work celebration, encourage attendees to donate a gift. Rally your friends, church, soccer team or school to host their own donation drives.

New, unwrapped gifts for all ages can be dropped off at any Mattress Firm store now through Dec. 18.

Gifts are needed for all ages – toddler to teen. The most requested items include sporting equipment, arts and crafts supplies, baby dolls, superhero figurines, electronics and gift cards.

More in Business

Former owner of popular Kent country bar dies

Galanti served recent prison sentence for tax evasion

Kent’s Oberto Brands to be sold to Canadian company

Headquarters, production plant to stay in town

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and the Auburn Area and Kent Chambers of Commerce joined company representatives at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the WinnComm facility in Kent on April 19. COURTESY PHOTO
Marketing, PR development firm opens in Kent

WinnComm launches with enterprise services

King County forms task force to seek solutions to China recycling import restrictions

Task force with representatives from cities, solid waste haulers and others to look for improvements

State unemployment rate nudges upward, job growth continues

Slight increase to 4.8 percent in March

24 Hour Fitness coming to former Panther Lake Albertsons store

Company submits permit application to city of Kent

More jobs added to payrolls; state unemployment rate unchanged

National jobless rate remains at 4.1 percent

Most Read