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Sleep Country Collecting Christmas Gifts for Foster Kids

The national mattress chain is collected gifts now through Dec. 11.

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.

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