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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Toy box receives strong support, but lower use

 

December 31, 2020

COLFAX-The Fireman's Toy Box give-away last week provided toys to more than 200 Whitman County youth, according to organizer Bill Knox.

While down some from last year's 267 total, Knox said volunteers met their goal.

Fundraising this year was very successful, Knox said. He has been overseeing the Toy Box for more than 30 years.

More than $10,000 was received in donations - the exact number was unknown at press time as Knox was still calculating donations.

People also brought in toys.

Knox, his wife and volunteers purchased about half the toys from businesses in Pullman, Moscow and Lewist...



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