King County - Seattle Holiday Assistance Program

Across King County Washington there are several holiday 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 holiday help. 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.

16725 Cleveland St
Redmond, Washington, 98052
(425) 882-0241
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

179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA, 98027
(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
(425) 432-8139
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
(206) 275-7869

Multi-Service Center

1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, WA, 98003
(253) 838-6810
Provides free Christmas and holiday food for all clients. Volunteers and donations also can give gifts to children, ages 18 and younger. The program runs for qualified low-income Federal Way School District residents.

Real Life Church

26201 180th Ave SE
Covington, WA, 98042
(253) 631-3038
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
(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
(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

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

4250 S Mead St
St. Edwards Parish,
Seattle, WA, 98118
(206) 445-5669
The gift shop is for pregnant women, including single moms. Kids need to be under age or newborn, 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

1209 Central Ave S Ste 145
Kent, Washington, 98032-7439
(253) 852-4983.

This is a volunteer-driven, Christmas gift-giving program that 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.

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 assists 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, are also in the region.

  • Outreach Ministries
    9501 Greenwood Ave N
    Seattle, Washington, 98103,
    (206) 783-1226
  • Salvation Army – Social Services Department – East King
    911 164th Ave NE,
    Bellevue, WA, 98008
    (425) 452-7300.
  • 911 164th Ave NE,
    Bellevue, WA, 98008
    (425) 452-7300
  • Federal Way/Des Moines Salvation Army Center
    26419 16th Ave S
    Des Moines, Washington, 98198
    (253) 946-7933
  • 1209 Central Ave S Suite 145,
    Kent, WA, 98032
    (253) 852-4983
  • 720 S Tobin St,
    Renton, WA, 98057
    (425) 255-5969
  • 1101 Pike St,
    Seattle, Washington, 98101,
    (206) 442-8363
  • 9050 16th Ave SW,
    Seattle, WA, 98106
    (206) 767-3150 Ext: 102.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Council of Seattle Area and local churches

(206) 767-6449
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.