7-Eleven® Stores Ask Portland-Area Customers to Spread the Joy through Toys

Toy Donors Receive 7-Eleven Coupons for Free Foods and Drinks

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 12, 2012 // PRNewswire // - To make sure kids at Doernbecher Children's Hospital receive a toy this holiday season, approximately 110 7-Eleven, Inc. stores in the greater Portland area are collecting new, unwrapped toys and games through Sunday, Dec. 16, in their first "Give a Smile to a Child" toy drive. Bright red collection boxes are located in all participating stores.

Each person who donates will receive a collection of coupons for free 7-Eleven® favorites like glazed donuts, Big Bite® hot dogs, Go-Go Taquitos®, coffee, Big Gulp® and Slurpee® drinks. The offer is limited to one set of coupons per guest, while supplies last.

"The toy drive is a first-time effort for us, and we want to encourage our customers to make sure no child who is a Doernbecher patient goes without a toy this Christmas," said Brad Slade, 7-Eleven market manager. "So if you give a gift to our toy drive, we will give you coupons for free 7-Eleven goodies. Our goal is to make the holidays happier for everyone."

7-Eleven stores in the following Oregon and Washington cities are participating in the toy drive:

Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Aloha, Sherwood, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Salem, Keizer, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Milwaukie, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Canby, Clackamas

Washington: Vancouver, Camas and Ridgefield.

A list of toys from the Doernbecher Wish List is attached to each collection box and can be found on the hospital's website – http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher – as well. Suggested items include rattles and teething toys, early development and learning toys, board books in English and Spanish, light and sound toys, card games, Duplos, Legos and Lego kits, cars and trucks, popular action figures, art and craft kits, Play-Doh kits, Washable Crayola markers and crayons, newly released DVDs (PG-13 and lower) video games (rated E preferred) and controllers and popular athletic team merchandise.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 9,400 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 48,000 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2011, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $76.6 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine's 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2012, #3 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises to Start, and #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year honor from PL Buyer because of the company's private-label brand initiative. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.

SOURCE 7-Eleven, Inc.

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