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9 ways to participate in Adopt-a-Family holiday programs around Seattle

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Local programs and organizations around Seattle give you the chance to donate toys, clothing and other items to families without the financial means to purchase holiday gifts. Get involved by checking out their holiday donation offerings below.



Contact Navos, a local organization that supports folks who live with mental illness, to get matched with a family and a specific wishlist.




YWCA’s adopt-a-family program helped more than 1400 families last year.



Bellevue LifeSpring

Make a financial donation to their organization or purchase from their Amazon wishlist.



Wellspring Family Services

Wellspring Family Services runs a phenomenal "store" where parents can come and "shop" for their own kids. This free store gives families some the opportunity to select gifts for their own kids. Find information on where to donate here.



Hopelink also hosts a giving room where families can shop for gifts.




Treehouse collects gifts for foster kids through a wishlist on their website; volunteer to help out at their Wearhouse, a space where foster kids can shop.


Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children

Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children puts together stockings based on donated items; Find their wish list online.



The Forgotten Children's Fund

The Forgotten Children's Fund volunteers raise funds to purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts to kids and their families who are in need. Last year, they helped almost 3,000 kids in 800 families.


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