Spread Joy and Donate Toys

Giving Tree Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza

Grand Ridge Plaza Giving Tree Issaquah HighlandsDid you know that the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank (IFCB) needs new toy and gift donations for kids?

This holiday season, Grand Ridge Plaza is partnering with IFCB to host a toy and gift drive to make holiday wishes come true.

From November 17 through December 4, you’re invited to choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree located next to Regal Cinemas and donate the item. Donations can be dropped off inside Regal Cinemas, and Santa’s elves will ensure safe delivery to IFCB.

Each donation will be given to a child whose family may not have the funds for new gifts. Kids may be in a foster home or temporary housing—somewhere where access to toys is limited.

Last year, IFCB provided gifts to more than 1,300 kids in the Issaquah School District. In 2017, IFCB will once again host the Holiday Gift Barn, where adult family members can select the perfect gift for every child in the family. With the community’s support, the Holiday Gift Barn will be filled with new toys, games, clothing and stocking stuffers donated during the toy and gift drive.

Giving Tree Lighting: FREE event! Join the community at the lighting of the Giving Tree to benefitGrand Ridge Plaza Giving Tree Issaquah Highlands the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at 4:30 pm on Friday, November 17. Enjoy performances by the choirs of Clark Elementary School and Liberty High School. Indulge in free treats and sweets from Grand Ridge Plaza restaurants and more at the plaza next to Regal Cinemas.

Choosing a gift to donate is easy: Choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree or select an item that you know kids love—something that’s a tried and true favorite in your home.

Donation guidelines: Toys must be new and unwrapped. Popular gifts include board games (Monopoly, Battleship, etc.), card games such as UNO, art supplies, puzzles, books, and scrapbooking supplies. For older children and teens, the most desired gifts including curling irons, hair straighteners, makeup and hair products. Warm jackets and hoodies are also popular. Gifts can vary in price and value; there’s no minimum value.

Grand Ridge Plaza Giving Tree Issaquah HighlandsDonation drop off: From November 17 to December 4, donations can be dropped off at Grand Ridge Plaza inside Regal Cinemas. After November 24, you can also drop off gifts inside Santa’s cabin. Santa’s elves will ensure that donations are safely delivered to IFCB.

Thank you for your generosity. Happy Holidays!

Photo credit: Shubha Tirumale Photography LLC