The season of giving is upon us -- as if there should be a special season for helping the less fortunate -- but with news that local food banks need some help keeping items in stock, and with Christmas just around the corner, here is a list of opportunities to give a little something back in the next month, get a little something in return, and share in the holiday spirit.
Objective: Helping Support Plateau Outreach Ministries and Kiwanis Food Banks
- Bring a non-perishable food item to the Enumclaw Chrysler Jeep Dodge Service Department and receive 10 percent off labor for the next time you need to service your vehicle, now through Dec. 15. (Read more)
- Bring non-perishable food items in to Rainier View Construction and Roofing through Dec. 21 to be entered into a raffle drawing to win a great holiday gift basket. (Read more)
- Enumclaw Starbucks and the Enumclaw Fire Department are waging a friendly competition from now through the end of the year to see who gets the most food donations to give to local food banks. (Read more)
Objective: Giving a Christmas Gift to a Child in Need
- Enumclaw Youth & Family Services is providing low-income Enumclaw children gifts for Christmas though a partnership with Work Sports & Outdoors. Giving trees will be set up at both locations for donors to pick a tag and fulfill a Christmas wish. Wrapped gifts are accepted through Dec. 15. (Read more)
- The Buckley Firefighters Association "Community Giving Tree" for 2012 is setting up its giving tree in the fire station at 611 South Division in Buckley for citizens to pick out a tag and purchase a gift appropriate for the child represented by the tag to return to the station, unwrapped. Families who are eligible are encouraged to apply. (Read more)
- Enumclaw Police Auxiliary's Cops for Kids program gets rolling after Thanksgiving. Boxes are set up around town to collect donations of unwrapped toys or gift cards - they can also be dropped off at the police station. (Read more)
- Enumclaw Toys for Tots 'n Teens is also collecting unwrapped toys for local families. Drop boxes are distributed around the city or donations can also be left at the Enumclaw fire station. (Read more)
- The Mom and Me Mobile Medical Clinic Toy Drive is happening in Buckley from now through Dec. 10. Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Buckley Library, Union Bank, the Buckley Senior Center or Diane's Mail Room. (Read more)
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