Bartell Drugs to host its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

As part of the promotion, we are partnering with MOVin and WARM radio stations and hosting two special radio remotes to encourage donations. These remotes will be:

  • Wednesday, November 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • MOVin 92.5 with hosts Brooke and Jubal
    • At Admiral Way Bartell Drugs, 2345 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle
  • Friday, December 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • WARM 106.9 with hosts Allen and Ashley
    • At Silver Lake Bartell Drugs, 11020 19th Avenue SE, Everett

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.”

Donation options include:

  • Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.
  • Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age.

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

PHOTO CAPTION: Vafa Mostaghim, Assistant Manager at our Jefferson Square (West Seattle) store, poses with samples of toys that can be given to needy kids during our Toy ‘N’ Joy toy donation drive, November 12 through December 9.

About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its 127-year history here in the Pacific Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contacts:
Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
206-933-9414
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs