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.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@kirklandreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kirklandreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Business

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a… Continue reading

The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium… Continue reading

2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon.… Continue reading

737 MAX 7 Reveal - February 5, 2018. File photo
Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice over… Continue reading

Courtesy photo/Artists Sunday
Artists Sunday, following Black Friday, puts out call for participants before Nov. 29

The movement has a website that offers a free directory of artists and art organizations that participate

best of kirkland
Best of Kirkland Contest Winners are here

Read the results for the Best of Kirkland 2020

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location
Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

PSE offering four businesses an energy upgrade
PSE offering four businesses an energy upgrade

You can nominate your favorite business by Oct. 18

Stock photo
Union files charges against QFC, Fred Meyer over Black Lives Matter button ban

Grocery store workers condemn ban; QFC spokesperson says wristband options available to employees

Courtesy photo/The Sophia Way
Local shop owner donates face shields to The Sophia Way

In an effort to make a difference, a local business owner has… Continue reading

Co-owner Yuie Wiborg and her daughter, Kyla. Soi Kirkland offers kids under 14 a free bowl of egg or rice noodles with steamed chicken. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant
Soi Restaurant opens, brings new Thai tastes to Kirkland

Chef and Co-Owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu focuses on Thailand’s north eastern region of Isan