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The city will be holding a toy drive and accepting filled stockings for Wilsonville seniors

It's giving season, and the city of Wilsonville's Parks and Recreation Department is asking for donations to help community members of all ages celebrate the holidays.

Toy drive

The city will hold its ninth annual toy drive this year benefitting children in Clackamas County.

Those who wish to donate can bring new, unwrapped toys appropriate for ages 2-18 to the Parks and Recreations Administration Building, located at 29600 Park Place in Wilsonville, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the toy drive ends on Dec. 9. Donations can also be brought to the city's tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 at Town Center Park.

The toys will be donated to Compassion in Action of Clackamas County.

Last year was the most successful year for the toy drive to date, with 800 toys donated, Erica Behler, recreation coordinator for the department, said.

There is a need for gifts for older children and teens especially, Behler said.

"We don't often get a lot of toys or items for teens," Behler said. She recommends gifts like sports equipment, makeup kits, jerseys and other items that can be enjoyed by tweens and teenagers.

Fill a stocking for a Wilsonville senior

The parks department is also asking for donations of filled stockings to give to Wilsonville seniors who are enrolled in the city's meal delivery program.

Like toy donations, filled stockings can be dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Administration Building until Dec. 9, though the department has asked that donations be limited to no more than five per family or group.

Last year was also the best year for the stocking drive as Wilsonville seniors received 175 stockings, Behler said.

Suggestions for items to fill the stockings include: games, ornaments, personal care items, gift cards, books and more. A full list of recommendations can be found on the department's website.


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