Seeking Christmas Toy Assistance? Greater Seattle Area Agency List 2016 Updated

christmas-snow-hats-red-toys-peg-wooden-wall-photo-hd-wallpaperToy Rescue Mission. Our programs are designed to take away the stress of a parent wondering how they are going to buy a birthday gift, Easter basket, a new backpack or Christmas gifts when they are dealing with finding ways to keep food on the table and provide safe shelter. Well known psychologists have publicly stated that playthings are essential to the development of a child’s creativity and have a direct bearing on hobbies and or future careers. Toys also help in building self-esteem so that children feel equal among their peers.

The Forgotten Children’s Fund. The Forgotten Children’s Fund is an all volunteer organization that works to give underprivileged children and their families a truly Merry Christmas. With the support of our Seattle community we are able to purchase, wrap, and have Santa and his Elves deliver gifts every year.

Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army wants every child to know the joy of Christmas. Through the generosity of donors in the community, toys are shared with families who can’t afford to buy gifts.

Christmas House of Snohomish County. Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old. In 2015 we provided more than 45,000 gifts to over 8,000 children from 2,750 families. Each December our “store” is located in the Boys & Girls Club gym at 2316-12th Street, Everett, WA. Our mailing address during the year is PO Box 717, Everett, WA 98206.

Toys for Tots. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

Auburn Food Bank.  Age limit is 12 yr. & younger for toys, sign up by December 14.

King County 211. Resources available for Christmas toy help.  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.

 

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