Newcastle Boy Scouts to collect Christmas trees for fundraiser

December 19, 2011

NEW — 3:50 p.m. Dec. 19, 2011

Newcastle’s Boy Scout Troop 499 will begin circulating through local neighborhoods at 9 a.m. Jan. 7 to collect Christmas trees from homes for disposal.

The group will go through the neighborhoods several times until 2 p.m. for its annual fundraiser.

Homeowners may place their tree at the curb of their home for pickup. Donations for the scouts are accepted by placing a Ziplock bag and envelope addressed to Troop 499 at 8042 116th Ave. S.E., Newcastle, WA 98056 on the tree. Donations can also be mailed to that address.

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Donate toys at Bartell Drugs for Salvation Army toy drive

December 8, 2011

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Dec. 8, 2011

Bartell Drugs and the Salvation Army joined forces during the holiday season to provide gifts to children in need.

Bartell’s is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the eighth-annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive through Dec. 16. The drugstore chain is collecting toys at all 58 locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Newcastle’s Bartell store is located at 6939 Coal Creek Parkway in the Coal Creek Village.

Bartell’s and the Salvation Army plan to distribute the toys to low-income children and adolescents the week before Christmas the Salvation Army’s toy warehouses.

Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns stores in Western Washington. The family-owned and operated drugstore chain is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.