Bartell’s and Salvation Army spread holiday joy to children in the Puget Sound

November 13, 2019

SEATTLE- In partnership with The Salvation Army and local radio station WARM 106.9, Bartell’s has hosted Toy N’ Joy for 17 years. This program is designed to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children during the holidays.


“We are so grateful to Bartell Drugs and its customers for their commitment to helping local families during the holiday season” said Lt Colonel Bill Dickinson, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in the Northwest. “Together we are making the holidays a little bit brighter for our neighbors in need.”


Just before Christmas, Salvation Army volunteers gather to sort the toys collected during the donation drive. On December 17th, families supported by Salvation Army are invited to CenturyLink Field Event Center to “shop” for the holidays at no cost to them.

With the support of the community, Bartell’s has been successful in helping make the season brighter for those families with a huge success in 2018 collecting over $135,000 in donations of toys.

There are two easy ways to donate to Toy N’ Joy. From November 15th through December 9th, customers can visit all Bartell’s locations, purchase a gift of their choice and deposit that toy into the red donation bins at the front of the store. Cash donations are also welcome at the register.

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and Bartell’s is excited to be a part of spreading joy in the local community.



 About Bartell Drugs: Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and serving the Northwest since 1890, locally owned Bartell Drugs is dedicated to providing extraordinary service that advances health, happiness and wellbeing. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or