WENATCHEE- NCWLIFE is teaming up with Les Schwab and various other local businesses for a Community Toy Drive this month. Area Manager Kirk Moser says donations are already coming in, even though it really hasn’t started yet.
Vita Green, CVCH, Rookard Pools and Midland Trucking are among the company sponsors that have kicked off the donations for the event starting November 20th, Moser said.
Moser says it was one of the founding ideas of Les Schwab back in the 50’s to give back to the community and that reflects in their corporate motto, “Doing the right thing matters.” Moser continues, “All of our managers, all our employees, really take hold of that.”
The toy drive is something that Les Schwab of Wenatchee has wanted to do to give back to the community. Moser and his team values the community support of their business. In turn, they do what they can to give back to the place they all call home.
NCWLIFE Channel announced the partnership with Les Schwab on the Bridge of Sportsmanship pre-game broadcast October 27th and Moser says the flood gates of donations started and have been a big boost to begin the toy drive.
Les Schwab has started purchasing toys with the donations coming in.
“We spent about $1,800 and bought 125 toys this morning,” Moser said. The toys were purchased at Hooked On Toys who has been a support to the drive with discounts. The company also placed an order for 90 bicycles to be donated to local children through the toy drive.
Toys will be distributed to needy children through CASA, the Bruce House, and Serve Wenatchee Valley. You can find more information on the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive Facebook page.
Moser invites the community to take part in their many events listed, including an event at a Wenatchee Wild game, and their multiple drop boxes throughout Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.
“Our number one goal is just to make sure that we don’t have any kids in our community that don’t have an opportunity to open a present this year,” Moser said.
For more information go to the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive Facebook page to see collection events and how you can donate to children in the valley.