Hundreds of Edmonds School District families in need will benefit from a shopping event being sponsored Sunday, Dec. 15 by Holly House.
The Lynnwood-based organization, which serves over 2,000 low-income children in 15 schools, continues to seek donations of pajamas, sock and underwear — all sizes — plus individually wrapped candy for stockings, said Executive Director Pam Martinez. Donations go directly to families during the Dec 15 event, during which pre-registered parents can pick up items for their family at no charge.
In addition, Martinez said, the event needs volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, starting on Friday, Dec. 13 with the loading of donations from the Armadillo Storage Office at 23031 Highway 99 in Edmonds, at 3:30 p.m. A total of 10-12 volunteers — including two drivers for the trucks — are needed for this approximately four-hour commitment, she said. Check it at the Armadillo Storage Office, or email Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
In addition, helpers are needed all day Saturday — from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. — in the Lynnwood area to set up for the event, and for the entire day Sunday, starting at 8 a.m., to staff the shopping event.
Holly House is also collecting homemade cookies for the parents to enjoy before shopping. Contact Karen Orstad, the cookie coordinator, at 425-422-1092 or email@example.com to arrange for cookie donations.
The organization also will gratefully accept monetary donations, Martinez noted. To donate, call 425-673-0526.