Toys For Kids at Ronald McDonald House
The Toys For Kids holiday gift distribution tour stopped at Seattle’s Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday.
On hand were former Mariners John Olerud, Dan Wilson, Julio Cruz and Dave Henderson. Santa Moose was also there.
Each year, for the last 16-years, former Mariners have joined together at the holidays to raise money to buy gifts for children in the Puget Sound area who might not otherwise have a very happy holiday.
This year’s Toys For Kids fundraising dinner and auction brought in a record of over $173,000. The money was spent on gifts that are being distributed during the holidays by a variety of charitable and service agencies. In addition to Ronald McDonald House, the organizations include The Country Doctor community clinic, Atlantic Street Center, Hopelink, Seattle Children’s Home, Harborview Medical Center, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Vision House, Broadview Women’s Shelter, YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing, Union Gospel Mission Family Services, First Avenue Service Center, Family and Adult Service Center and First Place School.