Gesa, a community-chartered credit union, today announced they are partnering with local hospitals and community leaders to host its 6th annual toy drive. From now until December 17 members and staff are encouraged to donate toys at the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch, in honor of this year’s theme “Stock-the-Sock.”
All toys collected will be donated to local children’s hospitals and healthcare organizations across the state including: Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Trios Health in Kennewick, Yakima Memorial Hospital and Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake.
“Our annual holiday drives are one of my favorite community-focused initiatives because of who it helps. Our members are so generous that we’re able to really make an impact for a lot of families at a really special time of year,” said Angie Brotherton, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations. “This year we’re striving to surpass our toy collection goal, so we can brighten the day for some extra special children and their families spending the holidays in the hospital.”
This year, Gesa’s goal is to collect 1,000 toys across Washington. Those who wish to stay up to date with the toy drive goal can visit the weekly tracker posted on Gesa’s social media channels.
As a precaution due to COVID-19, only new, unused items will be accepted. Examples of gifts to donate include Lego sets, dolls, stuffed animals and prizes.
For more information about Gesa Credit Union’s involvement in the community, visit https://www.gesa.com/community.
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