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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Garfield Community Center Toy Drive takes place now through Friday, December 7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
11/16/2012  4:16:00 PM
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Garfield Community Center Toy Drive takes place now through Friday, December 7

Garfield Community Center has kicked off its annual Holiday Toy Drive. The toy drive provides toys for the children of families in the community who for a host of reason have fallen on hard times. Each year, the community center hosts a holiday party for up to 200 local children, and no child goes home without having received a gift.

The community center, in partnership with the Associated Recreational Council (ARC),  encourages local businesses, community organizations, and individuals to give generously by  dropping off  unwrapped or wrapped toys at Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St. (at the corner of 23rd Ave. E and E Cherry St.). If a toy is wrapped, please label it for gender and age.

Neighbors and friends can also make a donation of cash or by credit card by calling or visiting Garfield Community Center. ARC is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors will receive receipts when they make their donations.

The toy drive will take place from now through Friday, December 7.

For more information, please call Garfield Community Center at 206-684-4788 or stop by during regular operating hours at 2323 E Cherry St. (at the corner of 23rd Ave. E and E Cherry St.). Operating hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and
Sunday from noon - 5 p.m.

Parks works in partnership with ARC to bring high-quality, accessible and affordable recreation opportunities to the people of Seattle. For more information on ARC, please see http://www.arcseattle.org/.

This press release can also be found on our Parkways Blog.

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