Kent Firefighters Support Needy Families

The Kent Regional Fire Authority, Kent Firefighters Local 1747, and the Kent Firefighters Foundation proudly announce the 2016 kick-off of this program that supports the less fortunate in the community.

Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped, and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs for distribution to needy families in our community. In addition to toys, non-perishable food and monetary donations are also accepted.

2016 has seen an upturn in the economy, but there are still many families in need. Some families have to dedicate their money to the basics in order to survive and do not have the ability to buy gifts during the holidays. The Toys for Joy program was created to help these local families.

Toy wrapping parties* are scheduled for December 13 and 19 at 6:00 PM and are open to the public. Last year the public wrapped over 6,000 gifts.

Toy collection barrels will be at the following South King County locations starting November 28:

Fire Station 71           504 West Crow St.              Downtown Kent

Fire Station 72           25620 140 Ave. S.E.            East Hill of Kent

Fire Station 73           25612 Military Rd. S.           West Hill of Kent

Fire Station 74           24611 116 Ave. S.E.            East Hill of Kent

Fire Station 75           15635 S.E. 272 St.              Lake Meridian

Fire Station 76           20676 72 Ave. S.                North Kent Valley

Fire Station 77           20717 132 Ave. S.E.            East Hill of Kent

Fire Station 78           17820 S.E. 256 St.              Covington

Centennial Building     400 W. Gowe St.                 Downtown Kent

Fire Station 45           2929 S. 200 St.                   SeaTac – South

Fire Station 46           3521 S. 170 St.                   SeaTac – Central

Fire Station 47           3215 S. 152 St.                   SeaTac – North

Coldwell Banker            Kent Station                      Downtown Kent

The Toys for Joy program can only exist with the generous donations of local residents and businesses. Over the years, that generosity has been tremendous. This year we are hoping for everyone’s continued support.

For further information on the Toys for Joy program and to get involved in a wrapping party, please call the Toys for Joy Hotline at 253-856-4485 beginning today.

*Fire Station 75 (15635 S.E. 272 St., Kent)


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