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PODS supports Starlight Children's Foundation toy drive

To fill a child's Christmas with the holiday spirit, PODS of Seattle, a moving and storage company, has teamed up with Walgreens and the Starlight Children's Foundation to support the "Starlight Toy Drive" in Seattle and Bellingham.

The drive runs until Dec. 31.

During the toy drive, PODS of Seattle will donate PODS containers to collect toy and book items and play a role by serving as the main collection point at Walgreens stores.

The public is encouraged to drop off donations at any of the PODS containers onsite at participating Walgreens locations, including one in Kent at 27112 132nd Ave SE.

"We are honored to be providing moving and storage logistics for the Starlight Children's Foundation and find it very gratifying to know that our business is able to help bring joy to many ill children this holiday season," said Darryl Wright, general manger of PODS of Seattle.

Once the toy drive is complete, PODS will deliver the donated toys and books to the local Starlight Children's Foundation. The items will be distributed to Starlight families and to local hospitals that are a part of the Starlight network of medical facilities. The PODS donation is estimated to save the charity around $5,400 in transportation and logistics costs which will be handled by PODS of Seattle.

"We are so grateful for all of our community partners such as PODS of Seattle and Walgreens," said Amy Stillion, executive director of the Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest. "Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest supplies thousands of toys to children all over Washington State who are medically fragile or are in local hospitals. We really do rely on the entire community to make this happen."

For more information about PODS of Seattle and the charities it supports, visit: www.pods.com.

To volunteer, support, or learn more about Starlight, contact 425-861-7827 or visit www.starlight-northwest.org.

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