Wanted: toys, candy for kids staying in shelters

  • By Katya Yefimova
  • Monday, April 11, 2011 11:51am
  • Local News

We are way past the holiday season, but children should get new toys not just at Christmas time.

That’s why the YWCA of King and Snohomish Counties is collecting spring baskets. These packages with toys and treats are for children in the YWCA’s transitional housing programs.

In Snohomish County, that’s about 180 families, said Luanne Kunz, community affairs coordinator for our chapter of YWCA.

Luanne has 52 baskets so far. She has until April 22 to collect another 179.

Despite the close deadline, she is not too worried. “This community is so good to me,” she told me.

If this got you thinking about making a basket: Candy, small toys, crayons and coloring books, games, socks, tooth brushes and tooth paste would all work. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted as well.

Baskets can be dropped off during business hours Monday through Friday at Pathways for Women shelter, 6027 208th St. SW in Lynnwood, and at the YWCA’s Everett office at 3301 Broadway. For more info, contact Pathways at 425-774-9843, ext. 226, or Luanne at 425-258-2766, ext.150, or lkunz@ywcaworks.org.

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