The Lake Washington School District Bus Drivers’ Association dropped donated toys off at Hopelink’s Redmond center on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

The Lake Washington School District Bus Drivers’ Association dropped donated toys off at Hopelink’s Redmond center on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

Lake Washington school bus drivers host toy drive for Hopelink

The donations will be used to stock Hopelink’s Redmond center holiday toy and gift room.

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

After filling five school buses with toys, the Lake Washington School District Bus Drivers’ Association dropped them off at Hopelink’s Redmond center on Dec. 3. The association had held a toy drive on Dec. 2 at the Redmond Fred Meyer.

The donations will be used to stock Hopelink’s Redmond center holiday toy and gift room. The Redmond center opened in August.

Every December, Hopelink’s food banks are transformed into holiday wonderlands that are filled with new electronics, books, games, clothes, toys and stocking stuffers – enabling parents and grandparents to shop, at no cost, for their children or grandchildren. Hopelink gift rooms help parents who may not otherwise be able to provide presents during the holidays.

Hopelink has been serving north and east King County since 1971, helping people gain stability and the tools and skills needed to exit poverty.

See www.hopelink.org for more.

Donated toys were dropped off via school bus at Hopelink’s Redmond center on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

Donated toys were dropped off via school bus at Hopelink’s Redmond center on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

The donations will be used to stock Hopelink’s Redmond center holiday toy and gift room. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

The donations will be used to stock Hopelink’s Redmond center holiday toy and gift room. Photo courtesy of Hopelink

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