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Bartell’s continues 16-year holiday tradition with Salvation Army donation drive

November 15, 2018

SEATTLE– For the past 16 years, in partnership with The Salvation Army and two local radio stations, Bartell’s has hosted Toy N’ Joy, a program designed to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children during the holidays.

 

“The Salvation Army is honored to partner with Bartell Drugs again this holiday season, a tradition of 16 years” commented Colonel Bill Dickinson, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in the Northwest. “We’ll pair the generous donations from Bartell’s customers with local families who otherwise may not have gifts below their trees. Thanks to Bartell customers, there will be many happy children on Christmas morning.”

 

Through the Salvation Army, volunteers gather to sort the toys collected during the Toy N’ Joy drive. On December 21st this year, families supported by Salvation Army are invited to CenturyLink Field Event Center to “shop” for the holidays at no cost to them.

 

Many in the area are unable to purchase gifts for their families during the holidays. These families connect to the program through The Salvation Army. 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 2017 collecting over 4,500 toys.

 

There are two easy ways to donate to Toy N’ Joy. Customers can visit all 66 neighborhood 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.

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About Bartell Drugs: Operating 68 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 www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or hannah.kubiak@bartelldrugs.com

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