As you shop for the holidays, remember those kids who don't have permanent homes. launched its Secret Santa Toy Drive. Not sure what to get a foster kid? Not a worry, Sleep Country has collected wish lists from from its local foster organization partners including Treehouse, Bethany Christian Services and Olive Crest and here are the top items:
Boys: Legos, Star Wars, action heroes, sports equipment (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs and baseball equipment), movies, music players (iPods, mp3 players) and headphones
Girls: Clothing and hair accessories (scarves, gloves, barrettes), make-up (lip gloss, nail polish), diaries/journals, baby dolls, books
All Children: Gift cards, board games (Monopoly, Sorry, Candy Land)
Young Children: Stacking cups/blocks, cars and trucks, play kitchen/cooking supplies, electronic learning toys (like LeapFrog), ride-on toys
Why do it? Foster children live in an uncertain world where moving into a new home can happen anytime, even around the holidays. Often forced to tearfully leave behind their toys, friends, and even their clothing, a present on Christmas morning means the world to these kids who seldom get anything brand new. To get people in the giving and getting spirit, Sleep Country is hosting a Facebook contest allowing those individuals who donate to potentially win a new Kindle Fire. (See details here: https://www.facebook.com/sleepcountryusa?sk=app_100142423390621)
Now through December 11th, new unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. -7 p.m. The Woodinville store is located at 17957 Garden Way NE, Ste C.