Kids in Crisis Toy Drive Starts Saturday

City, County team up to help domestic violence victims

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:02 a.m.

As Spokane Gives Month continues, the City and Spokane County are teaming up for the Kids in Crisis Toy Drive. The Toy Drive will benefit children caught in domestic violence situations.

The Toy Drive runs from April 23-29. The toys will be distributed to local children in May. Local law enforcement officers will keep some of the toys in their patrol cars, and the rest will be given to the YWCA’s new toy room and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

New toys can be donated in Toy Drive bins at the following locations during open hours:

  • City Hall (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.)
  • Spokane C.O.P.S. Neva-Wood (4705 N. Addison)
  • C.O.P.S. Northwest (2215 W. Wellesley, at the Shadle Center)
  • C.O.P.S. Northeast (5208 N. Market)
  • Spokane County Public Works Building (1026 W. Broadway Ave.)

We are asking for toys that kids can use for indoor and outdoor summer activities, such as bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, coloring books, crayons/markers, and lawn games. Donations of toys that any child can play with, (from newborns to 6-year-olds), are also greatly appreciated for use at Vanessa Behan.

Spokane Gives Week is part of the Compassionate Spokane Initiative. During Spokane Gives Week, the City partners with United Way to match volunteers with service opportunities and organizations that interest them. The service is available year-round at