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NOTES FROM THE SOCIAL WORKER, MISS GOODMAN

 Here are some local groups offering free Holiday toys, food and meals for the upcoming Winter holidays.

FREE TOYS & GIFTS

DSHS - Community Services Offices - Toys for Tots

Coordinates holiday toy distribution through Toys for Tots at select locations Dec. 9-18, 2013. Families with children, ages 0-14, who receive assistance through DSHS, as well as those with pending or recently closed cases, may apply.

Website: http:/ / fort-lewis-wa. toysfortots. org/ local-coordinator-sites/ lco-sites/ request-toys. aspx

 

Date

Location 1

Location 2

Mon
12/9/13

Lake Samm Foursquare Church
14434 N.E. 8th Street, Bellevue

Auburn Community Service Office
810 28th St NE, Auburn

Tue
12/10/13

Capitol Hill Community Service Office
1700 E, Cherry St, Seattle

King North Community Service Office
9600 College Way North, Seattle (NSCC)

Wed
12/11/13

White Center Community Service Office
9650 15th Ave. S.W., Seattle

Rainier Community Service Office
3600 S. Graham Street, Seattle

Thur
12/12/13

White Center Community Service Office
9650 15th Ave. S.W., Seattle

Belltown Community Service Office
2106 2nd Ave, Seattle

Mon
12/16/13

Renton Community Service Office
500 S W 7th St, Renton

King South Community Service Office
1313 W Meeker St, Kent

Tue
12/17/13

Federal Way Community Service Office
616 348th St. Federal Way

King South Community Service Office
1313 W Meeker St, Kent

Wed
12/18/13

Federal Way Community Service Office
616 348th St, Federal Way

White Center Community Service Office
9650 15th Ave S.W, Seattle

 

 

 

Transform Burien Outreach Center - Christmas Toys

Provides a Christmas toy giveaway event for children, ages 1-17. Each child will receive one toy, while supplies last. Priority given to families in the Burien community. Bring ID or documentation for each child. Walk in Dec. 21, 2013.  Website: http:/ / transformburien.org

 

Mary's Place Day Center - Santa Store

Provides a "Santa Store" where homeless or low-income mothers with children, ages 0-18, can select holiday gifts for their kids. Pre-register by Dec. 11, 2013; event is Dec. 14, 2013.  Website: http:/ / marysplaceseattle. org

Address: 1830 9th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

Phone: (206) 621-8474

 

Seattle Seafair Pirates - Holiday Treasure Chest

Provides a holiday dinner, a toy for each child and stocking stuffers to families with children, ages 0-18, who have been denied holiday assistance from another agency. Call to apply starting November 25, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. seafairpirates. org/ holidaytreasurechest/ default. htm

Phone:  (206) 365-1590

 

Forgotten Children's Fund

Delivers Christmas food, clothing and gifts to families with children; focusing on children between the ages of 3-13; prioritizes families with greatest recent hardship; letters must be received by Dec. 13, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. forgottenchildrensfund. org

 

Address:  PO Box 9936 Forgotten Children's Fund, Seattle, WA, 98109

Phone: (206) 365-1590

 

FREE HOLIDAY FOOD & MEALS

 

Beacon Avenue Food Bank

Provides Holiday food for anyone in need; Walk in Dec. 18, 2013 or Dec. 20, 2013.  Website: http:/ / facebook. com/ pages/ beacon-avenue-food-bank/ 161365677237555

Address:  6230 Beacon Ave S Bethany Church of Christ, Seattle, WA, 98108

Phone:  (206) 722-5105

 

El Centro de la Raza

Provides holiday type foods for Latino individuals and families, as well as other Seattle residents in ZIP codes 98108 and 98144.  Website: http:/ / elcentrodelaraza. org

Address:  2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98144

Phone:  (206) 329-9442

 

Food Bank @ St. Mary's

Provides holiday food for Seattle residents in need; Dec. 17, 19 and 21, 2013.  Website: http:/ / thefbsm. org

 

Address:  611 20th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98144

Phone: (206) 324-7100 Ext: 18

 

Highline Area Food Bank

Though Highline Area Food Bank will not provide a formal Christmas food program in 2013, holiday type foods may be available during regular food bank hours throughout December, depending on donations.  Website: http:/ / highlineareafoodbank. org/

Address:  18300 4th Ave S Manhattan Community Center, Seattle, WA, 98148

Phone:  (206) 433-9900

 

Miracles Food Bank

Provides a holiday food bag for area residents, along with a Christmas gift for every child in the household. Walk in M, Dec. 23, 2013.  Website: http:/ / miraclesfoodbank. org

Address:  12544 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98178

Phone:  (206) 380-6237

 

Northwest Harvest

Offers holiday food to take home and cook or a prepared sack lunch to anyone in need; walk in, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, 2013.  Website: http:/ / northwestharvest. org

Address:  711 Cherry St, Seattle, WA, 98104

Phone:  (206) 625-0755

 

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank

Provides Christmas food; pre-registration is required. Call to register Nov. 25th-27th and Dec. 2nd-4th, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. prlc. org

Address:  7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103

Phone:  (206) 784-7964

 

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Food and Clothing Bank

Provides food during special holiday food pantry hours for anyone in need. May have holiday type foods available, depending on donations. Walk in Dec. 24, 26 or 31, 2013, or Jan. 2, 2014.  Website: http:/ / www. svdpseattle. org/ our-services/ food-bank

Address:  5972 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98108

Phone:  (206) 767-9975 Ext: 1127

 

University District Food Bank

Provides holiday food for eligible low-income residents; Dec. 16-20, 2013. Website: http:/ / udistrictfoodbank. org

Address:  1413 NE 50th St University Christian Church, Seattle, WA, 98105

Phone:  (206) 523-7060

 

Blessed Sacrament Church Food Bank

Offers a Christmas meal for anyone in need; coordinated by St. Vincent de Paul Conference; Dec. 22, 2013.  Website: http:/ / blessed-sacrament. org/ foodbank. html

Address:  5050 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

Phone:  (206) 547-3020

 

Bread of Life Mission

Offers a Christmas meal on Dec. 24 and two meals on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2013; serves anyone in need.  Website: http:/ / breadoflifemission. org

Address:  97 S Main St, Seattle, WA, 98104

Phone:  (206) 682-3579

 

Cathedral Kitchen

Serves a Christmas Eve dinner to anyone in need; walk in, Dec. 24, 2013  Website: http:/ / stjames-cathedral. org/ outreach/ kitchen. htm

Address:  907 Columbia St St. James Cathedral Hall, Seattle, WA, 98104

Phone:  (206) 264-2091

 

Community Lunch on Capitol Hill

Provides a free Christmas Day lunch for anyone in need; Dec. 25, 2013. Type of food available is dependent on donations.  Website: http:/ / communitylunch. org

Address:  1710 11th Ave Central Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, Seattle, WA, 98122

Phone:  (206) 322-7500

 

Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church - Neighbor to Neighbor

Provides a traditional Christmas meal for anyone in need; Sat, Dec. 21, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. kentsda. org

 

Address:  25213 116th Ave SE, Kent, WA, 98030

Phone:  (253) 852-3883

 

Luther's Table

Coordinates a Christmas dinner in downtown Renton for the community, Dec. 25, 2013, noon-3pm.  Website: http:/ / www. reachrenton. org/ thanksgiving-and-christmas-dinners. html

Address:  419 S 2nd St Suite 1, Renton, WA, 98057

Phone:  (206) 854-2883

 

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Provides a lunch and toy giveaway for children up to 12 years old, with some gifts for teens available while supplies last; Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Event is open to all those in need; fist come, first served.  Website: http:/ / www. mountzion. net

Address: 1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122

Phone:  (206) 322-6500

 

Phinney Neighborhood Association

Offers a special holiday meal during the regularly scheduled meal time, serving traditional holiday foods. This year the meal will be on the Tuesday before the holiday; Dec. 24, 2013.  Website: http:/ / phinneycenter. org

Address:  5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103

Phone:  (206) 783-2244

 

ROOTS Young Adult Homeless Shelter

Offers a multi-course, restaurant-quality Christmas dinner for anyone in need; Dec. 27, 2013.  Website: http:/ / rootsinfo. org

Address:  1415 NE 43rd St University Temple UM Church, Seattle, WA, 98105

Phone:  (206) 632-1635

 

Salvation Army - William Booth Center

Offers a Christmas Day meal for anyone in need; Dec. 25, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. salvationarmynw. org

Address:  811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98134

Phone:  (206) 621-0145

 

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Serves Christmas Day breakfast and dinner, with multiple meal times, to those in need, ages 18 and older. An optional 45-minute Christian service, in English or Spanish, precedes dinner meals. Pre-registration required for dinner.Website: http:/ / ugm. org

Address:  318 2nd Ave Ext S, Men's Shelter, Seattle, WA, 98104

Phone:  (206) 622-5177

 

Thai Siam Restaurant

Provides a free Christmas Day turkey dinner for anyone in need; Dec. 25, 2013.  Website: http:/ / www. thaisiamrestaurant. com/

Address:  8305 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117

Hours:  Walk in.

 

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!

 

Remember these numbers to access additional resources:

 

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: (866-427-4747) Are you, or someone you know, experiencing: Anxiety or loneliness?  Family or relationship difficulties?  Symptoms of mental illness?  Loss of a job?  Health concerns?  Abuse?  Alcohol or drug abuse?  Thoughts of suicide?  The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services. We are a primary source for linking Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services. Help is just a phone call away. Call us now!

KING COUNTY 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636 (M-F 8am-6pm)  King County 2-1-1 provides the most comprehensive information on health and human services available to King County residents. Our Information and Referral Specialists are experts in understanding the eligibility requirements of many human service systems. They can coach callers on the best way to present their situation to the agency that may be able to help them and problem-solve when services are not available.  We are experts on food, shelter, housing, rent and utility assistance, legal assistance, financial assistance, governmental assistance programs, health care, employment, education and family support programs. Whatever your questions, call us so we can help.

TEEN LINK: 866-833-6546  (EVENINGS 6-10pm)  Teen Link is a confidential and anonymous help line for teens. Each evening from 6-10 PM trained teen volunteers are available to talk with you about any issue of concern. No issue is too big or too small!