Today from 9 am.-6 p.m. you can donate toys at Top Foods in Edmonds for The Toy Shop, an offshoot of the Edmonds Food Bank. Read this heartwarming story here by Nicole Brodeur, columnist for My Edmonds News online partner The Seattle Times, about a local woman who volunteered to coordinate the program through the Edmonds United Methodist Church.
According to the story, Jenn Hendrix has fallen on hard times herself, with two small children and an unemployed husband, but didn’t hesitate to raise her hand to oversee the Toy Shop, which provides a new book, a stuffed animal and a new toy to children of families who patronize the food bank. Children must be registered in advance by their parents, who will select the toys on Saturday. (According to The Seattle Times column, as of Wednesday, 936 kids were registered for toys, and there were 150 names on the waiting list.)