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PODS of Seattle to brighten youth’s holidays through Starlight Children’s Foundation toy drive

Moving and storage company will help collect toys for ill children

Nov. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- (SEATTLE)  – To fill a child’s Christmas with the holiday spirit, PODS of Seattle a moving and storage company, has teamed up with Walgreens and the Starlight Children's Foundation to support the “Starlight Toy Drive” in Seattle and Bellingham, Wash. The drive will run Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

During the toy drive, PODS of Seattle will donate a wealth of PODS® containers to collect toy and book items and play a big role by serving as the main collection point at Walgreens stores. The public is encouraged to drop off donations at any of the PODS® containers onsite at the following participating Walgreens locations:

14510 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, Wash.
4090 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, Wash.
16423 Larch Way, Lynnwood, Wash.
11585 24th St. NE, Bellevue, Wash.
2400 Jackson St. S, Seattle, Wash.
9456 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, Wash.
27112 132nd Ave. SE, Kent, Wash.
3011 Sunset Blvd. NE, Renton, Wash.
7451 Cirque Dr. W, University Place, Wash.
3737 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, Wash.

“We are honored to be providing moving and storage logistics for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and find it very gratifying to know that our business is able to help bring joy to many ill children this holiday season,” said Darryl Wright, general manger of PODS of Seattle.

Once the toy drive is complete, PODS will deliver the donated toys and books to the local Starlight Children’s Foundation. The items will be distributed to Starlight families and to local hospitals that are a part of the Starlight network of medical facilities. The PODS donation is estimated to save the charity around $5,400 in transportation and logistics costs which will be handled by PODS of Seattle.

“We are so grateful for all of our community partners such as PODS of Seattle and Walgreens,” said Amy Stillion, executive director of the Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest. “Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest supplies thousands of toys to children all over Washington State who are medically fragile or are in local hospitals. We really do rely on the entire community to make this happen.”

For more information about PODS of Seattle and the charities it supports, visit: http://www.pods.com/seattle-community.aspx

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

About Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest

Starlight Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education, entertainment and family events that improve the quality of life for children with chronic and life threatening medical conditions before, during and after treatment. Starlight Northwest touches the lives of over 7,000 children and their families each month through over 90 in-hospital programs and various outpatient events in Washington and Oregon. To volunteer, support, or learn more about Starlight, contact 425-861-7827 or visit www.starlight-northwest.org.

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