As a child, nothing compared to the enchanted feeling of shopping for toys at your local toy store. Gazing with wonder at the aisles of exciting choices...holding your new toy for the very first time...anticipation building inside you as you finally took your new gifts home.
On November 10th, Launching Success Learning Store will join over 500 stores across the country to celebrate the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day.
"When you shop at an independent toy store, you are entering a universe of play possibilities," explains Kathleen McHugh, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). "Neighborhood Toy Store Day is about celebrating the role the local store plays in the community. We are highlighting the expertise your local store has in selecting just the right toy to help your child grow and learn through play."
Independent toy stores can even help you find top toys for the children on your list this holiday season with help from The 2012 Best Toys for Kids Award list.
Barbara Sanford, co-owner of Launching Success, explained, "With our expert understanding of how kids play, ASTRA members have created a list of toys that deliver the highest value, inviting imaginative discovery and encouraging creative thinking."
As part of the festivities, Mrs. Claus will be there with all the supplies and postage your child needs to send their letter to the North Pole. You receive 20% off one item of your choice, see and play with ASTRA's Best Toys for Kids 2012 winners, enjoy helicopter demos from 11 - 3, relax with refreshments, and much more. To continue its strong support of the community Launching Success will also donate 5% of purchases to the Agape Home for Women and Children.
Consumers can be confident that more of the dollars spent in local, independently-owned stores, stay in the community - 25% more in contrast with national chains, according to the 3/50 Project. Resident business owners pour more money and energy back into the community in the form of everything from tax dollars to charity donations to participating in local initiatives through civic associations and area chambers of commerce.
Launching Success Learning Store, an active member of ASTRA, creates a welcoming atmosphere with a staff of educators ready to provide you with the help you need in choosing the right toy for the child in your life. We also believe it is important to contribute to our local community by helping over 40 local non-profits that support children and families of our community.
Launching Success Learning Store serves Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties and has Northwest Washington's largest selection of educational materials, toys, and games for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents. The store is located at 133 Prince Avenue, east of Meridian just one block north of Bakerview. Find them online at LaunchingSuccess.com, facebook.com/LaunchingSuccess, or call them at 360-527-2641.
Launching Success Learning Store is a locally owned, independent business not affiliated with a regional or national chain.
This press release is from Evelyn Turner, community outreach manager at Launching Success Learning Store, 133 Prince Ave., Bellingham.