The City of Wilsonville’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a third annual Toy Drive beginning on Monday, Nov. 7, with a goal of getting 500 new unwrapped toy donations – last year the Toy Drive received approximately 400 donated toys. Donations are being accepted at the Parks and Recreation Admin. Building in Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays through Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The donated toys are to be given to local children of all ages in partnership with the Clackamas County Toy and Joy Makers. The non-profit group collects and then distributes the donated toys to local children in homes that are not otherwise able to afford to give holiday gifts.
“This is a wonderful way for Wilsonville residents to help local kids have an even happier holiday season. Over the past two years it has been great to see how the residents and businesses of Wilsonville get behind helping those that are less fortunate in our community,” explains Parks and Recreation Coordinator Brian Stevenson.
The City-sponsored Toy Drive is also partnering with local businesses to support the drive. For example, Anytime Fitness and Wilsonville Orthodontics are also both collecting toys at their local offices for the campaign and donation to local kids.
As part of the annual Toy Drive, residents are also encouraged to attend and donate a new toy at the Community Tree-Lighting event in Town Center Park, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. and also to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and the 6:00 p.m. tree-lighting event.
For more information about the Toy Drive and the Tree-Lighting contact Ahsamon Ante-Marandi at 503-570-1530; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com.