Boxes come out this week for John L. Scott annual toy drive

Source: The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

On Friday, boxes for the John L. Scott holiday toy drive will appear at businesses in town, and islanders are encouraged to fill them with new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 18.

Boxes will be at Thriftway, Island Market IGA, Ace Hardware, OCCU, U.S. Bank, Island Lumber, Vashon Pharmacy and the Eagles. Toy drive organizer Joyce Smith said gift cards and items for teens are always most needed. Pajamas, coats, gloves, hats and personal care items are also in demand.

Monetary donations for Vashon Youth & Family Services will be collected by John L. Scott. Mail checks to John L. Scott Vashon, PO Box 2009, Vashon, WA 98070.

The toy drive provided gifts for 197 children last year and has been a holiday tradition for the past 30 years.

Distribution will occur from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Sunrise Ridge.

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