Can you brighten someone’s holiday? Families in need of toys, clothes, food at Edmonds Heights K-12 School

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlair Sprouse, who coordinates the annual giving tree and food drive for families in need at Edmonds Heights K-12, sent us a plea for help Sunday: A total of 28 children ages 21 months to 19 years old, and their parents, are still in need of gifts and food for the holidays — and the items are needed this week.

“I have until Wednesday to have all their presents shopped for and wrapped as well as food baskets for distribution on Thursday afternoon,” Sprouse said.

All of those in need are Edmonds School District families and live in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

Here’s what is needed:

Children
- Teen-age girl size small tops and 0/1 pants
- Monster High doll
- Board games
- 2 flash drives
- 2 Spiral notebooks
- Sippy cups
- Non spill bowls for a toddler
- Target size 5 diapers and wipes
- Basketball socks for a boy size 6 shoe
- Basketball socks size 9.5 (no Adidas)
- Crafts supplies of any kind. Even if odds and ends as can be put together as kits.
- Clothes for seven teens ages 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. (Target, Freddie’s, Old Navy, Forever 21 or something similar).
- Army guys from Big Lots
- True Heros from Toys R Us
- Boys XL underwear
- Boys XL socks
- 2 packages girls socks size XL

Parents
- Mom needs thick socks
- Mom needs slippers size 9
Sprouse was also hoping to receive eight $25 gift cards for parents to go out to dinner
- 10 large plastic bins with lids for food.

Families also need food of all kinds including items for vegetarian families and gluten/dairy free families.

All gifts are needed by Wednesday afternoon, wrapped with a small removable tag and with the content labeled on the outside. Families have been assigned time Thursday afternoon for pick up to ensure anonimity.

To donate gifts or for questions, email Blairlynnsprouse@yahoo.com or call her at 304-539-5999.

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