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Salvation Army and Bartell Drugs team to bring holiday cheer to local children in need during the “Toy ‘N Joy” drive now through December 20

Nov. 22nd, 2016, 12:30 am - Dec. 31st, 2016, 1:30 am

SEATTLE—Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 14th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N Joy” drive, now through December 20.

The toy donations will be accepted at 63 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.”    

Donation options include: 

  • Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location from 11/20 -12/20.
  • Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years-of-age. 

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “The generous response by our customers over the past several years has been gratifying.”

The five-week drive in 2015 generated over 219 boxes of toys by Bartells’ customers—the estimated equivalent of $64,000 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

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About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its 126-year history here in the Pacific Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

 

Media Contacts:

 

Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, (office) 206-933-9414, (cell) 206-276-5200, ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

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