Storm announce tenth annual Toy Drive benefiting Seattle Children’s

Fans can bring contributions to donation bins located at Climate Pledge Arena

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm is excited to host its tenth annual Toy Drive benefiting Seattle Children’s. Between May 16 and May 25, fans can donate toys or make financial contributions supporting children undergoing medical treatment via the official campaign page. During the 2023 Toy Drive, the Seattle Storm helped raise over $8,750 for Seattle Children’s and donated over 500 toys through fan contributions and team engagement. Storm fans can donate items during the May 25 game against the Washington Mystics.  

Visit the Seattle Children’s Amazon wish list for items of greatest need. 

“I love the times when we interact with the community and make a difference in people’s lives,” said Storm center, Ezi Magbegor. “Getting to connect with the children and families gives us the chance to get involved.” 

“Every year the Toy Drive benefiting Seattle Children’s is a game our organization, players, and fans look forward to,” said Alisha Valavanis, Storm President and CEO. “It is a chance for the Storm community to show up and support these children on their journeys, making it a very special game night.” 

Founded and run initially by a group of philanthropist women in 1907, Seattle Children’s is at the forefront of medical research, working to cure childhood disease and improve outcomes for children all over the world. The organization specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood, by the outstanding work of its physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties. 

“We are incredibly grateful to the Seattle Storm and fans for teaming up on this annual toy drive,” said Eve Kopp, Sr. Director of Corporate Giving at Seattle Children’s. “It warms my heart to see the community give so generously from their hearts to our patients, many of whom travel great distances with little comforts from home.” 

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