A new unwrapped toy will delight a needy local child and bring them a message of hope and help during the Christmas season. The idea for Toys for Tots began back in 1947 when a Major Bill Hendricks, a Marine Reservist in Los Angeles, was inspired by his wife to collect 5,000 toys and distribute them to needy children for Christmas. It was so successful that the following year, the US Marine Corp adopted the program and took it nation-wide. Since then, it has brought the joy of Christmas to over 188 million children.
Last year, WWMG’s Family Medicine Toys for Tots collection drive was so successful that we have decided to do it again this year. You can drop new, unwrapped toys off at the Family Medicine office at the Silver Lake Medical Center, 12728 19th Avenue SE, Suite 300, Everett, WA 98208. Toys can be dropped off at Family Medicine on the third floor (take the elevator up) from Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 14th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The public is asked to note that the center is not open on weekends.