Northwest NEWS

December 2, 2002

Editorial

Hopelink collecting gifts for children

 

Hopelink currently is accepting donations of new, unwrapped children’s gifts. The gifts will be distributed during operation of Hopelink’s holiday gift rooms, where homeless and low income parents choose gifts for their children.
Hopelink is collecting items for children of all ages, and especially is in need of gifts appropriate for teenagers, such as radios, phones, compact discs, computer software, cameras, fast food gift certificates, watches, clothing and video games.
Persons wishing to donate items can drop them off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Hopelink’s Emergency Services Centers in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell (gifts for the Shoreline Center can also be delivered to Bothell) and Carnation. For addresses and more information, visit www.hope-link.org or call (425) 869-6000. The deadline for contributing gifts is Friday, Dec. 20.
Since 1971, Hopelink (formerly Multi-Service Centers of North & East King County) has served homeless and low income families and children. Hopelink services include food, shelter, transitional housing, homelessness prevention, child care, family development, transportation and adult literacy.
Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our our community; we help people make lasting change.