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Beaverton collects toys and coats for needy kids, families

The city of Beaverton is collecting donations of new toys and winter coats to help local families and children in need this holiday season.

The drive runs Nov. 16 to Dec. 14.

“The holidays can be a tough time for many families,” Mayor Denny Doyle said in a statement. “It’s so important that we, as a community, help those facing financial challenges. Your donations bring hope, comfort and joy at a time when families need it most. Thank you for helping again.”

The Beaverton Police Department has a long history of leading the city’s partnership with the FOX 12 Les Schwab Tire Centers Toy Drive, presented by Pacific Office Automation.

Through that program, donations will go to more than 130 charities that provide toys and gifts to local families. While all gifts are appreciated, those for teens are particularly needed.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts will be accepted at:

• The Beaverton Building, 12725 S.W. Millikan Way

• Griffith Drive building, 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive

• Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St.

• Murray Scholls branch library, 11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place

• City Operations Center, 9600 S.W. Allen Blvd.

In addition to toys and gifts, the above locations will accept new or gently used children’s coats, which will be donated to local nonprofit organizations.

The same items also will be accepted during the city’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Beaverton City Library.

For more information or for a tax-deductible receipt, contact Megan Cohen at 503-526-2584 or mcohen@BeavertonOregon.gov, or Consuelo Star at 503-526-2553 or cstar@BeavertonOregon.gov.


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