Santa to make appearance at Simplicity ABC for toy and clothing drive

He will be at the store from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday before he heads back to the North Pole.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 12:06pm
  • Business

This weekend, Santa Claus will be at Simplicity ABC in downtown Kirkland collecting new and gently used toys, books and clothing as he heads back to the North Pole.

He will be at the store from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday.

Simplicity ABC, located at 107 Park Ln. in Kirkland, will be partnering with Eastside Baby Corner for the event.

According to a press release, EBC was founded in 1990 because Karen Ridlon, a pediatric nurse practitioner, became concerned about the large numbers of babies in her practice who began life without adequate food, clothing, beds or safety equipment. Her commitment to giving these children a stronger start grew from an idea and a few items gathered in her dining room to an agency that in 2016, filled its 500,000th order of essentials, the release states. For 50 weeks each year, volunteers and staff at EBC collect community donations, purchase and distribute children’s and maternity items to families in collaboration with organizations helping families in the area. For more information, visit www.babycorner.org.

Simplicity ABC is a combination of a shopping experience and community gathering place. Opened in 2012, the store offers personalized service customers. Simplicity ABC also offers activities and classes for children and their parents. For more information, visit www.simplicityabc.com.

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