The Edmonds Toy Shop is a community outreach program that provides Christmas gifts to Edmonds Food Bank families with children ages newborn through 17. Families must be fully verified with the Edmonds Food Bank to qualify. We expect to serve more than 800 children and we need volunteers to prepare for the 2021 Edmonds Toy Shop distribution. To keep distribution simple, we’re not offering bikes or used toys this year.
Here’s what you need to know if you’d like to volunteer or make a donation.
Throughout November, we’ll be sorting donations and building gift bags for children ages 12 and under. Volunteer shifts are currently available on Tuesday and Friday (morning, early afternoon) and some Friday evenings.
If you’d like to help, but don’t see a time that works for you, or if you might be interested in joining our planning team, please email Pamela Frank at EdmondsToyShop@gmail.com. To keep our community safe, all volunteers must always wear a mask. Vaccination is highly recommended.
The most needed items for 2021 are gift cards and cash donations.
Amazon, Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer/QFC, Costco, ideally in amounts of $25 or $50.
There are three options for making a cash donation. Be sure your cash donation is clearly marked “for Edmonds Toy Shop.”
Enter “Edmonds Toy Shop” in the “in honor of” box.
Mail or drop off in-person at the Edmonds Food Bank.
Payable to Edmonds Food Bank with “Edmonds Toy Shop” in the memo.
Drop off in-person at the Edmonds Food Bank, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’re also available until 6 p.m. on Mondays. Please do not leave gift card or cash donations in unattended collection bins.
We’ll accept small gift items, but no used toys, books, or bikes. We’ll post a Wish List here soon.
REGISTRATION FOR CUSTOMERS
This year, all Edmonds Food Bank customers who are registered and fully verified from July 1, 2021, to November 16, 2021, are automatically registered for Edmonds Toy Shop.
There is not a separate registration process for customers to complete. All customers will receive confirmation of family status no later than November 21.
Our gift distribution will happen during regular weekly Edmonds Food Bank distributions on Monday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 7.
We are not hosting an in-person shopping event due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Questions can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Facebook @EdmondsToyShop
EDMONDS TOY SHOP COMMUNITY SPONSORS
We’re grateful to have the support of our local community, including:
Coldwell Banker Bain of downtown Edmonds
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
The Book Project
Current and Past Partnerships, Sponsors
Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club (Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree)
Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club
Boy Scout Troop #312
Washington Kids in Transition
Girls Scout Troops 40068, 44556, 45244, 46645
Harvy’s Bike Shop
Pancake Haus, downtown Edmonds
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Toys for Tots
Walnut Street Cafe
NOTE: The Major Donors listed below are exclusive to the Edmonds Food Bank. Their contributions fully support the Edmonds Food Bank operation and mission. The Edmonds Toy Shop is a volunteer-run, outreach ministry of Edmonds United Methodist Church and is generously supported by the community organizations listed above.