FROM 2016: The Burien/Normandy Park & North Highline Fire Departments are seeking food and toy donations to help local families in need this holiday season, and they’ve got several Christmas Outreach Drop-off locations.

Donations of food or toys are being accepted at the new Burien Fire Station (900 SW 146th Street), North Highline Fire Stations (1243 SW 112th & 1606 S. 128th) and other local drop-off locations through Dec. 19 (full list below).

All donations will go directly to needy families in the area.

Organized by firefighter Capt. John Zilke, the fire department works with local businesses and the community to gather food, gifts and cash donations in the months leading up to Christmas. Names of needy families are provided by the Department of Social and Health Services.

The ultimate goal? To make sure that each family on the list has a complete turkey dinner with all the trimmings and gifts for the children in the family.

Here are the active drop-off locations as of Nov. 23, 2016:

  • Burien Fire Dept.: 900 SW 146th Street & 135 S. Normandy RD
  • North Highline Fire Dept.: 1243 SW 112th Street & 1606 S. 128 Street
  • Burien Toyota: 139 SW 150th Street & 130 SW 152nd Street
  • Burien Chevrolet: 14400 1st Ave S.
  • Boulevard Park Place Senior Community: 2805 S. 125th Street
  • Dominic’s Red Apple Market: 9627 Des Moines Memorial Drive S
  • Economy Wiring/YB Tubless: 633 SW 148th Street
  • Highline Medical Center: 16251 Sylvester Rd. SW
  • Frenzi: 218 SW 153rd Street
  • Safeway: 12725 1st Ave S.
  • Saars Marketplace: 10616 16th Ave SW
  • Starbucks: 901 SW 148th Street
  • Normandy Park Market: 19805 1st Ave S.
  • Public Storage: 14460 Des Moines Memorial Drive

Christmas Outreach Sponsors include:

  • Burien Fire Department
  • North Highline Fire Department
  • DSHS
  • Burien Fred Meyer
  • Highline Exchange Club
  • Plush Pippin Pies
  • Sylvester Middle School


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