The is once again taking part in the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots holiday toy drive.
Starting on Nov. 1, new, unwrapped toys can be left in the collection bin right outside the police station in . Any kind of boy’s or girl’s toy will do.
“We will take anything and everything that’s appropriate for children,” said King County Sheriff’s Deputy Amy Jarboe.
Deputy Jarboe said that in years past they have received everything from Matchbox cars to bicycles.
Deputy Jarboe has taken the lead in the Sammamish Police Department’s toy drive for many years.
“I just really care about making sure kids get toys for Christmas,” Deputy Jarboe said.
And even though Deputy Jarboe now works out of North Bend she will continue to do so after having developed an attachment to Sammamish’s residents after a long stint on the plateau.
“They’re a great group of people,” Deputy Jarboe said.
Sammamish has proven to be a generous community as well, said Deputy Jarboe, with donations increasing every year, despite economic woes. Last year’s haul was especially memorable.
“The city of Sammamish just really pulled through,” Deputy Jarboe said. “I’m hoping that we’ll have that kind of luck again this year.”
This year’s Toys for Tots campaign runs through Monday, Dec. 12.