At King County Metro, we take joy in supporting our community. And that really showed at the holidays, when our teams again rocked our annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Working in partnership with the Salvation Army, Metro employees raised more than $5,000 and collected enough toys to pack a bus. The primary mission of Toys for Tots is to provide economically disadvantaged children at Christmas with gifts. Monetary donations collected at Metro also purchased seasonal assistance for local families, including gift cards for toys, food boxes for the holidays, and utility assistance to keep families warm and housed. One anonymous Metro employee donated $2,000 to the campaign.

“We are so grateful for the community support for toys and donations to help children and families in need, especially this year,” said Salvation Army Colonel Cindy Foley. “The need is so significant, more than we could have anticipated, with almost 9,000 children in need of toys and Christmas cheer. Thank you to King County Metro and all those who have helped us keep ‘Hope Marching On’ for thousands this year.”

Countless employees at Metro contributed to the success of this year’s campaign, but special thanks go out to organizers David Freeman (System Impact Construction Coordinator), Don Okazaki (contracted services) and Jeff Stambaugh (vehicle maintenance). What a team!