To make sure kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital receive a toy this holiday season, approximately 110 7-Eleven Inc. stores in the greater Portland area collected new, unwrapped toys and games through Sunday, Dec. 16, in their first “Give a Smile to a Child” toy drive.
Bright red collection boxes could be found in all participating stores.
Each person who donated received a collection of coupons for free 7-Eleven favorites like glazed doughnuts, Big Bite hot dogs, Go-Go Taquitos, coffee, Big Gulp and Slurpee drinks. The offer is limited to one set of coupons per guest, while supplies last.
“The toy drive is a first-time effort for us, and we want to encourage our customers to make sure no child who is a Doernbecher patient goes without a toy this Christmas,” said Brad Slade, 7-Eleven market manager. “So if you give a gift to our toy drive, we will give you coupons for free 7-Eleven goodies. Our goal is to make the holidays happier for everyone.”
7-Eleven stores in the following Oregon and Washington cities are participating in the toy drive:
Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Aloha, Sherwood, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Salem, Keizer, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Milwaukie, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Canby, Clackamas
Washington: Vancouver, Camas and Ridgefield.
A list of toys from the Doernbecher Wish List is attached to each collection box and can be found on the hospital’s Website – http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher – as well.
Suggested items include rattles and teething toys, early development and learning toys, board books in English and Spanish, light and sound toys, card games, Duplos, Legos and Lego kits, cars and trucks, popular action figures, art and craft kits, Play-Doh kits, Washable Crayola markers and crayons, newly released DVDs (PG-13 and lower) video games (rated E preferred) and controllers and popular athletic team merchandise.