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Toy Drive Runs Nov 12-Dec 24

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New, unwrapped toys can be donated at any company Starbucks store in the Portland Metropolitan area. Please look for a toy donation basket inside your local Starbucks!

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2013 Toy Drive Planning Underway

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Please stay tuned for updates regarding this coming holiday toy drive!

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Toy Drive Warehouse Distribution to 4,000+ Kids

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During our 2011 December warehouse distribution event, we distributed toys to more than 2,000 kids in less than four hours. This year we distributed toys to more than 4,000 kids in just over three hours. Toys were distributed to families with the assistance of dozens of other nonprofit agencies, and directly to families by Metro Toy Drive™. Here’s how the operation unfolded: (1) December 18-Zipcar Delivered Toys From Starbucks Stores to Warehouse, Sponsored by O’Loughlin Trade Shows (2) December 19-Starbucks Partner Volunteers...

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Toy Drive Distribution: Dec 20, 9:30-12:30 Ustream TV

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Well, here we go! Please join us from 9:30am to 12:30pm Pacific time for a live broadcast of our main event, the Metro Toy Drive warehouse distribution. We will be giving thousands of toys away while steaming the activity of our many volunteers. In addition, there will be live interviews with key sponsors, celebrities, community leaders, and more. Everything we do throughout the year, throughout the holiday season, leads up to this very moment. You wont want to miss it: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/metro-toy-drive - Photos from our toy...

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Child Heroes’ Toy Drive Results

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Our Child Heroes’ Toy Drive events were a big success! A total of 1,193 new, unwrapped toys were donated by incredible community supporters. Each of our Heroes held a toy drive from 10:30am to 12:30pm at four different Starbucks locations. For the past several months, our heroes and their families, with the support from Metro Toy Drive and Portland State University faculty specializing in childhood development, planned the events. We are very proud of our heroes; they demonstrated initiative, goal-setting, and teamwork in their efforts....

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Metro Toy Drive Happenings: Toy Deliveries & Youth Initiative

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Earlier this week, Metro Toy Drive scheduled toy deliveries to several nonprofit organizations in the area, primarily elementary schools and children’s hospitals. This is Rowan, 12. When he heard about Metro Toy Drive, he decided to take the initiative himself; with the support of his family, he started his own toy drive through his school and several local...

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Zipcar Toy Drive: Thu, Dec. 13, 10am-12pm, 5th & Oak Starbucks

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Come visit us this Thursday! Bring a new, unwrapped toy or book and receive a complimentary tall beverage! Zipsters will earn 1/2 hour of driving credit per...

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Child Heroes’ Toy Drive: Sat, Dec. 15, 10:30am-12:30pm

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Part of Metro Toy Drive’s Child Hero™ program includes each Hero hosting their very own toy drive at a local Starbucks. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Please join us in supporting these young leaders as they lead, engage, and create positive change for others in the community. Thank you to our event sponsors including Starbucks, O’Loughlin Trade Shows, the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, Frontier Communications, Zip Car, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Wayne Total Fitness, Salvador Molly’s and Minuteman...

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Sharing the Community’s Needs: Metro Toy Drive

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A terrific interview with Mayor Doyle and Margy of Beaverton Now. We shared more about the increasing needs of families in our community and how others could help through Metro Toy Drive, which services the city of Beaverton, OR!

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Child Hero™: A Service-Learning Program of Metro Toy Drive

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In reference to toy drives, we are often asked “why duplicate a program that already exists?” Well, for starters, the need in our communities is so great that no single entity can reach everyone in need. Moreover “what makes Metro Toy Drive™ different from similar causes, many of which have been around for years. There are two distinguishing characteristics and value driving goals of our organization: (1) help kids in need year-round, and (2) develop a program platform–with future moduralization flexibility–for...

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