This year, our annual toy shop was held at First Lutheran Church Community Center for the fourth year in a row. The toy shop ran three days, Dec. 12-14, with the help of more than a dozen church members serving as personal shoppers.
Toys were provided to approximately 416 children. We received a donation of gift cards that we were able to give to some of the older teens and to new families who would not otherwise be able to give their children Christmas gifts.
Several area businesses and private citizens donated toys and/or cash to the effort. The total value of new toys, gift cards and monetary donations totaled nearly $27,055!
We at Fishline thank all the private citizens that stepped up to help during this financially difficult time to make Christmas wonderful for our neighbors in need. We extend our gratitude to the following area businesses, churches and organizations:
Blue Heron Jewelry, Breidablik Elementary, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, Coast Do It Best Hardware, Curves,North Kitsap Herald, 1st Security Bank, Farmer’s Insurance, First Lutheran Church, Hostmark Apartments, Jak’s Cafe & Espresso, Liberty Bay Books, Mike’s Car Wash & Detail, PETCO, Peninsula Credit Union, Poulsbo Athletic Club, Poulsbo Elementary, Poulsbo Fire Station, Poulsbo Middle School, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, Poulsbo Yacht Club, Sound Reprographics, Sport Haus, Suquamish Elementary, Paul Davis Restoration, St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, Olympic College Poulsbo Campus.
We also thank our tireless volunteers for all their dedication and hard work — Christmas would not be possible without you!
Raelenea Rodriguez, Jeanne Benton and Sue Paskell
Fishline Christmas Toy Shop