Christmas time is only a couple of months away, but there are already efforts underway to gather holiday toys for children and winter coats for lower-income families in the Yakima Valley.

I was running errands this past weekend and stopped at my bank to get some quarters for the laundry. While I was there, I saw this sign hanging up:

Solarity Credit Union Coat Drive Box
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"Coat Drive for YWCA: Keep our neighbors warm this season by donating a new or gently used coat. Drop off coats for kids and adults at any branch through October 27." - Solarity Credit Union


They also have a drop-off box in the lobby for kids and adults new or gently used coats.

Solarity Credit Union Yakima Coat Drive
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Yakima Valley Coats for kids

Solarity Credit Union Locations:

110 N 5th Ave, Yakima

1225 N 50th Ave, Yakima


Yakima Valley Toys for Tots 2023

The United States Marines Corps Reserve has a toy drive every year (since 1991) to bring smiles to kids all over the valley. This is done on a volunteer basis! Last year, they were able to raise 7,500 toys for 3,500 children living in the Yakima Valley.

If you would like to sign your child up to receive Toys for Tots, click here to request a toy.


Steve Hahn Auto Group

1730 S 1st St, Yakima


2801 Terrace Heights Dr, Yakima

Townsquare Media Yakima

4010 Summitview Ave, Yakima

Splash Express Car Wash

1201 Market St, Union Gap

Salvation Army

9 S 6th Ave, Yakima

Franz Bakery

31 N 4th Ave, Yakima


If you would like to volunteer to assist with the Christmas Toys for Tots Drive Volunteer Program through the Salvation Army, click here.


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