The Christmas toy drive partnership between Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Teri’s Toybox in downtown Edmonds was a resounding success. Coordinated by Post Chaplain Dan Doyle, approximately $2,500 worth of toys were purchased at the toy shop and donated — all of which were distributed to children of families in need.
In the past, the VFW has collected toys for distribution to children of families in need during its annual VFW/ Legion Christmas party. When that party was canceled this year due to COVID, Post Chaplain Doyle contacted Teri’s Toybox owner Teri Soelter and arranged to place a box in the store marked for VFW’s Toy drive. Store patrons enthusiastcally purchased and donated, making it a win-win for kids in need and for this local business.