On Saturday, Dec. 7, Faith Lutheran Church on River Road North will host the area’s first ever toy swap.
Between now and then, area residents can drop off any clean and gently used toys to the Keizer Civic Center or any of several of area businesses.
In addition to the civic center, toys can be left at Capitol Coffee, 555 Court Street N.E.; Marion County Public Works, 5155 Silverton Road N.E.; or Natural Grocers, 4250 Commercial Street S.E.
Toys can also be brought to Faith Lutheran Church only on Friday, Dec. 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Toy “shopping” will be held between 9 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 7.
The following items will not be accepted: dirty, broken, ripped, chipped, ragged, chewed or marked items; gear such as car seats, strollers and cribs; anything missing parts or in disrepair; items that might be cutting, choking or lead hazards; or oversized items.
“Swaps are a great way to share materials and connect with the community. Swaps enable us to avoid throwing usable items away and helps showcase how fun reuse can be,” said Jessica Ramey, a Waste Reduction Coordinator with Marion County.