The Marysville community’s generosity is helping make Christmas more special for hundreds of local children in need. Thanks to an enormous outpouring of donations and volunteers, the Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store got off to a festive start last week.
The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is one of dozens of local organizations who donated to the toy store, recently presenting a $6,610 check. Other major donors have included Tulalip Tribes, Fred Meyer, The Grove Church, Soroptimist International of Marysville, Marysville Kiwanis, Rotary Club of Marysville, the Jubie Family, HomeStreet Bank, City of Marysville employees, Local 3219 Marysville Professional Firefighters Union, Coldwell Banker Danforth and Zumiez Foundation.
Thanks to a successful coat drive spearheaded by Marysville Police, every child signed up for the toy store will receive a brand new coat for the first time in the food bank’s history. Police collected more than 700 coats this year. PepsiCo also made a sizeable donation of coats, hats and gloves in partnership with the local Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse.
The Marysville Community Food Bank thanks every individual, business and organization that donated toys, warm clothing, books, money, volunteers and time to the toy store. This effort is only made possible because of the immeasurable compassion in our community.