Holiday giving

Large donation jump-starts Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy goal

Local group aims to donate 5,000 toys to children in area hospitals over the holidays.

 

Holiday revelers raise money for local nonprofit

One of many acts of generosity as 2017 draws to a close

 

Zachary Darner founded Kidzz Helping Kidzz to collect donations of toys for gifting to children in three area hospitals. This year, the group collected and delivered more than 1,500 toys. (Courtesy photos)

Final toy tally: 1,500 plus

Kidzz Helping Kidzz hopes to spread more joy next Christmas

 

From left, Zachary Darner and Noah Darner sit among some of the early toys collected for Kidzz Helping Kidzz 2017. As of Dec. 5, Zachary collected more than 500 toys, and hopes to collect 500 more before time is up Dec. 18.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy drive half way to goal

Accepting donations for children in hospitals through Dec. 18

From left, Zachary Darner and Noah Darner sit among some of the early toys collected for Kidzz Helping Kidzz 2017. As of Dec. 5, Zachary collected more than 500 toys, and hopes to collect 500 more before time is up Dec. 18.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Volunteers work at ShareNet’s food bank, preparing for clients to shop for groceries.
                                Contributed photo

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Volunteers work at ShareNet’s food bank, preparing for clients to shop for groceries.
                                Contributed photo
From left, Poulsbo Red Apple Market owner Jeff Uberuaga helps load donated canned goods into Les Schwab Tire Center trucks for delivery to Food Lifeline, Nov. 17. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

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From left, Poulsbo Red Apple Market owner Jeff Uberuaga helps load donated canned goods into Les Schwab Tire Center trucks for delivery to Food Lifeline, Nov. 17. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)
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