FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:                November 22, 2023

Contact:          Fire Chief Randy Fehr O (360) 825-5544 C (253) 561-2630

rfehr@enumclawfire.org

 

Enumclaw Fire’s 2023 Santa Run for Holiday Helping Hands Toy & Food Drive
Santa and firefighters visit neighborhoods December 3-7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

ENUMCLAW, WASH. – Santa’s coming! Please join us for Enumclaw’s annual Santa Run hosted by Enumclaw Fire Department, Fugate Ford, and Enumclaw Police Department. Early in December, Santa makes a special trip to the Enumclaw Fire Department and joins firefighters and fire trucks touring in the city limits of Enumclaw, spreading holiday cheer and handing out candy canes!

Santa’s firefighter elves will be accepting toy and food donations from the community for the Holiday Helping Hands, Christmas Program. Holiday Helping Hands is a nonprofit Christmas gift assistance program that serves families in-need in Enumclaw. All toy and food donations will be distributed locally to Enumclaw children and their families.

Visit www.enumclawfire.org/santa-run to find out when Santa and firefighters will be in your neighborhood. You can also follow Santa live during the event.

Accepted toy and food donations should be new and unwrapped:

  • Toys (infant through 12 years)
  • Teen gifts
  • Teen gift cards ($50 or less)
  • Nonperishable/not expired food
  • Enumclaw grocery store gift cards ($50 or less)

Check donations are accepted and can be made out to “Plateau Kids Network” (tax-deductible receipt provided).

Donation drop-off at Enumclaw Fire Station 41 (1330 Wells Street)

In addition to the Santa Run collection event, toy and food donations may be dropped off at Station 41 through December 10.

 

Gift wrap donations are accepted through December 1
Station 41 is a drop-off location for Christmas themed gift wrap supplies: wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, scissors, and clear tape. Used, in like-new condition (and with enough supply to make use of) is acceptable.

More information about the Holiday Helping Hands, Christmas Program and a detailed donation guide can be found on the Plateau Kids Network’s website at www.plateaukidsnetwork.com/holidayhelpinghands.

If you know a family that would benefit from the Holiday Helping Hands program and they reside in Enumclaw, within Enumclaw School District’s boundaries, please connect them to the website. Enumclaw families may register online for Holiday Helping Hands through December 10.

For more information about Enumclaw Fire’s 2023 Santa Run and donation drop-off details, please visit www.enumclawfire.org/santa-run or contact Maryn Otto at 360-825-5544.

Thank you for helping us make this holiday season a brighter one for those in need in our community!

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The Enumclaw Fire Department provides fire and life safety services to 22,500 people over 56 square miles. EFD relies on full-time and volunteer emergency personnel to respond to an average of 2,800 calls a year, 78% of which are for emergency medical service. Firefighters are highly trained to provide quality emergency services often found in larger communities, such as technical rescue, hazardous material spills, auto extrication, fire prevention and life safety programs.