King County and Seattle Christmas and free holiday assistance programs.
Across King County Washington there are several Christmas assistance programs. Non-profit organizations run them using donations from the community and also the support of volunteers. A wide variety of gifts and food items may be offered to struggling families, in particular those with children, in an effort to spread the holiday joy.
Some of the charities offer more than just Christmas help. They may also administer Thanksgiving meals or Easter gift baskets. Anyone who may qualify and is interested in getting more information will need to call a center.
Countless families in Seattle are struggling in these challenging times. The free gifts, clothing and meals that are provided around the holidays can make a big difference. It can free up your money for paying other bills and help people have some joy around Christmas and other holidays.
Black Diamond Community Center
Address of the non-profit is 31605 3rd Ave
Black Diamond, Washington, 98010
The non-profit does not serve the city of Seattle, and all people need to call for appointment to register/apply for Christmas help.. Phone number is (360) 886-1011
The center offers free Christmas gifts for school children, grades K-12, in Black Diamond district only.
Hopelink – Redmond
16725 Cleveland St
Redmond, Washington, 98052
An on site Holiday Gift Room offers clothing, holiday gifts, toys, stuff, and more for Redmond and Sammamish area residents.
Another location is in Shoreline Washington and it covers low income, unemployed, and struggling families in that area. Food and hot meals may be served at Thanksgiving or Christmas too. 15809 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, WA, 98133. Dial (206) 440-7300 for intake or applications. Hope Link is also at 11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA, 98033, dial (425) 889-7880 as well as 14812 Main St, Bellevue, Washington, 98007, main phone (425) 943-7555. Or find more free stuff.
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
Address is 179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA, 98027
Phone number (425) 392-4123
The Caring Through Sharing store has toys, games, clothing, and more for children and students. Qualified families can shop for what they need.
Maple Valley Food Bank
21415 Maple Valley Hwy
Maple Valley, WA, 98038
Hot meals, groceries, and Christmas Gifts may be passed out. It is for children, students, and teenagers of the Tahoma School District, Maple Valley, Hobart, Ravensdale, and Covington Washington.
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services - Holiday Food and Gift Program
2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, Washington, 98040
Call (206) 275-7869
Address is 1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA, 98003
Phone number - (253) 838-6810
Provides free Christmas and holiday food for all clients. Volunteers and donations also can give gifts for children, ages 18 and younger. The program runs for qualified low-income Federal Way School District residents.
Storehouse at Real Life Church
26201 180th Ave SE
Covington, WA, 98042
Up to 2 free gifts, presents, clothing items or gift cards are for families with children living in Covington.
Eastridge Church - West Seattle Campus
4500 39th Ave SW, West Seattle Assembly of God
Seattle, WA, 98116
Dial (425) 392-3253
There is a Toy House. A giveaway and holiday show take place.
Mount Zion Baptist Church - Jesse Owens Fellowship Hall
1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
telephone: (206) 322-6500
The program is known as Christmas Day of Caring. The charity has a holiday celebration, lunch and free Christmas toy giveaway in King County for children ages 12 and younger.
University District Food Bank
Location is 5017 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Main phone: (206) 523-7060
The Holiday Gift Program combines food boxes (at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter) with holiday gifts for kids under the age of 18.
Catholic Community Services - Annual Holiday Gift Shop
Address is 4250 S Mead St
St. Edwards Parish, Seattle, WA, 98118
Dial (206) 445-5669
The gift shop is for pregnant women, including single moms. Kids needs to be under age of or just born, and they can get toys as well as free Christmas gifts. It is for low income and working poor families.
King County Toys for Tots
This volunteer driven, Christmas gift giving program provides new toys to children from struggling as well as lower income households. Everything from clothing to games, dolls, trucks, and more may be passed out for those families that register and meet qualifications. Most of the application sites are at the Salvation Army, but other locations are as follows.
- Kent Service Extension supports the zip codes of 98002, 98030, 98031, 98035, 98042, 98047, 98064, 98071, 98089, 98092, 98001, 98032. The address is 1209 Central Ave S Ste 145 Kent, Washington, 98032-7439. Call 253.852.4983.
- Other application sites can be found online.
Salvation Army - Seattle Temple Corps
There are a few social service offices in King County that run holiday programs. Please see below. Toy 'n Joy can distribute free toys, vouchers and food cards to income eligible families. Another resource known as Christmas Gift Bags For Seniors assist the elderly and homebound, and some delivered meals and gifts may be offered in King County too. The Giving Tree and Toy 'n Joy, or Angel Tree, is also in the region.
- Address is 9501 Greenwood Ave N Outreach Ministries, Seattle, Washington, 98103, (206) 783-1226
- Salvation Army - Social Services Department - East King, 911 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008. Dial (425) 452-7300.
- 911 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008, dial (425) 452-7300
- Federal Way/Des Moines Salvation Army center is at 26419 16th Ave S, Des Moines, Washington, 98198, (253) 946-7933
- 1209 Central Ave S Suite 145, Kent, WA, 98032. Call this center at (253) 852-4983.
- 720 S Tobin St, Renton, WA, 98057, dial (425) 255-5969 for inake.
- 1101 Pike St, Seattle, Washington, 98101, telephone (206) 442-8363
- Another Salvation Army Social Services Department is located at 9050 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98106. Call (206) 767-3150 Ext: 102.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Council of Seattle Area and local churches
The charity and its churches administer the Christmas Family Assistance program for King County residents. Free food, toys, hot meals, gifts and clothing may all be offered.