The heat was on for Labor’s Community Service Agency’s Presents From Partners holiday toy drive competition! This year, Oregon Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (OFNHP) Local 5017 challenged all of labor to dig deep and bring in toys for union families in need. And that they did! The challenge was who could submit the most 32- to 45-gallon garbage bags filled with unwrapped toys by Dec. 11. Local 5017 turned in 20 bags. The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council gathered 18 bags, but added a $2,000 donation.
“Both have graciously offered to take a tie in the competition,” said LCSA Executive Director Eryn Byram. And just as importantly, the runners up — Iron Workers Local 29 and IBEW Local 48 — turned in hundreds more toys for the kids, who are the real winners of this friendly competition. “Labor’s Community Service Agency and the multi-union planning committee stand in awe of the results,” Byram said.