The Lake City Holiday Project (LCHP) is a partnership between human service providers, donors and the NE Seattle Community. This project has provided gifts to children from low income families in North Seattle for more than 35 years now. Over that time, the project has provided toys and clothing to thousands of children between the ages of infancy to 18. Families and children are clients of the following North Seattle human service providers: North Seattle Family Center (Children’s Home Society), the Lake City Collective, LIHI/Meadowbrook View Apartments, and Solid Ground Magnuson.

Implementation of the Lake City Holiday Project brings together groups and individuals from all over NE and N. Seattle. Over 150 Churches, community groups, business groups, and families in our area donated gifts and money in 2021 to support our cause. This year we are emerging from pandemic mode and are returning to our pre-pandemic process. We are giving our registered families the option of receiving gifts or gift cards on a per child basis. We found that the teens especially enjoyed their ability to purchase their items themselves with gift cards provided by our donors and sponsors. We will accept donations of gifts at several locations around Lake City (watch this space!) as well as donations of gift cards for families and cash donations for our team to purchase gifts for families. 


Sponsor: If you are an individual or group wishing to sponsor one or more children by purchasing gifts or gift cards and delivering them to us please sign up using our SPONSOR FORM.

Donate: If you are an individual who wishes to use your credit card or PayPal to donate cash for the purchase of gift cards, you can use our DONATION PORTAL, where you can also make a pledge to send a paper check.

Display: Would you like to offer a positive holiday experience at your business? Connect your customers to an organization who supports children in need during this giving season. Displaying a Lake City Holiday Project informational poster and/or gift tags makes a difference for your community. To learn more, please contact us.

The Lake City Holiday Project began in 1986 as the Holiday Helpers program, designed by employees of the City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Office in Lake City (aka Lake City Little City Hall). Several years later, program sponsorship shifted to the Children’s Home Society, where it stayed for several more years. In 2000, Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook (MLLC) adopted the program where it was renamed the Lake City Holiday Project. Finally, in 2008, MLLC relinquished the reins to Meadowbrook Community CARE (MC2), a community non-profit organization dedicated to enriching North Seattle through services that support, educate, and engage the community.

Lake City Holiday Project News

Thank you to our generous Holiday Project donors!


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