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Toys for Tots seeks warehouse

Each year, the mission of the South Snohomish County Division of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is to deliver symbols of hope to the children and teens of working class, underserved and military families, from Smokey Point south to the King County line.

In order to accomplish this, though, Toys for Tots must first secure a warehouse that will allow its members to collect, sort, count and distribute the thousands of donations they receive from a community whose generosity they’ve lauded. As a tax-exempt charitable organization, Toys for Tots has only been able to guarantee the success of its operations through the use of a facility that could accommodate its members’ sometimes erratic schedules, along with providing ample room for storage, bus line access and large deliveries.

“This facility is imperative if we are to continue to help those parents and guardians still struggling in these slowly improving economic times,” said Mary Butler, local community organizer for the South Snohomish County Division of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. “For more information, or if you are interested in discussing the use of your facility, please contact me.”

Butler can be reached by phone at 425-344-0359 or via email at butlerm39@yahoo.com

 

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