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 29 years now. Over that time, the project has provided toys and clothing to thousands of children between the ages of infancy to 18. In 2020 the project served almost 700 kids. Families and children are clients of the following North Seattle human service providers: North Helpline, LIHI/Meadowbrook View Apartments, North Seattle Family Center (Children’s Home Society), and Solid Ground Magnuson.

Implementation of the Lake City Holiday Project brings together groups and individuals from all over NE and N. Seattle. Over 40 Churches, community groups, business groups, and families in our area donate gifts and money annually to support our cause. Nearly 80 people donate their time to help bring our project to fruition every holiday season. With a small group of leaders, most of whom have been with the project for over a decade, we recruit volunteers from around the community to participate in shopping, receiving, bagging and distribution of gifts. Together, we continue to help fill a small part of the enduring need we see around us every day in our neighborhoods.

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.


Sponsor: If you are an individual or group wishing to sponsor one or more children by purchasing gifts and delivering them to us, please fill out our SPONSOR FORM and we will send you the family or individual information and their gift card wish list. Please note: our Sponsor Form is active only during the months of October and November.

Donate: If you are an individual who wishes to use your credit card or PayPal to donate cash for the purchase of gift cards, click the DONATE BUTTON or send a check, made out to Meadowbrook Community CARE with LCHP in the memo line, to: 

Meadowbrook Community CARE
10005 32nd Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

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.

Lake City Holiday Project News

We did it!

With an inspiring display of community spirit, the residents of NE Seattle have come together in 2020 to provide needy children with a little brighter…
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On Holiday

As the holiday season gets further into the rear view mirror, a few observations from the elves at the Lake City Holiday Project. With several…
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All hands in for LCHP

Each holiday season our project relies on the caring hearts of many people and organizations. ASB’s teacher Mark Dougherty is one such partner (‘thanks’ to…
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Holiday 2019 Challenge for LCHP

Meadowbrook Community CARE has hosted or supported in some form, the Lake City Holiday Project (LCHP) since 1986. This gift support campaign faces a new…
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500 Kid CARE

With the 2018 Lake City Holiday Project now complete, the many ‘elves’ that support the effort can tend to their own list and celebration. Working…
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A Lake City FIRST!

‘Tis the season! Annette of Kaffeeklatch fame found the tree, inspired a poster event and put out the word. Folks from Lake City Future First…
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