To provide holiday gifts to low-income children in NE Seattle.
We work with the following human service providers: North Seattle Family Resource Center, the Low-Income Housing Institute – Meadowbrook View Apartments, Solid Ground Magnuson and the Lake City Collective. They register clients who come to them for services.
We usually register between five and six hundred children every year.
The Lake City Holiday Project started as the Holiday Helper program in 1986.
Parents register their children with their first name, gender, and age, two “wishes,” clothing sizes, hobbies and favorite colors. We match each child to a sponsor, who volunteers to purchase one or more of their requested gifts. We gather the gifts for each child and group them by family. We hold a Distribution Day for families to come pick up their bags of gifts. We also solicit cash donations to cover children who do not have direct sponsors and to purchase grocery store gift cards to give each family help with a holiday meal.
Register to sponsor one or more children by filling out our Sponsor Form. Once you sign up to be a sponsor, you will receive further instructions on how to proceed.
Sponsors should purchase at least one of the gifts (or gift cards) requested by the child they are sponsoring. The value of the gifts should total $50-$75 per child. Optionally, sponsors can also include one $25 grocery gift card for every two children.
Yes! You can give through our Donation Portal! Use the portal to donate via credit card or check.
All checks or gift cards should be mailed to:
Meadowbrook Community Care
PO Box 15826
Seattle, WA 98115
We will be bagging gifts from December 7 to December 10. Check out our SignUpGenius site to volunteer!
Kaffeeklatsch – 12513 Lake City Way NE Suite H
Hellbent Brewing – 13035 Lake City Way NE
Lake City Autoworks – 2825 NE 120th St
Van Gogh Coffeehouse – 8210 35th Ave NE
WaFd Bank – 7334 35th Ave NE
Homestreet Bank – 8200 35th Ave NE
Cafe Javasti Wedgwood – 8617 35th Ave NE
Cafe Javasti Maple Leaf – 8410 5th Ave NE
Wooden City Tavern – 7110 East Green Lake Dr N
Watershed Pub and Kitchen – 10104 3rd Ave NE
Rudy’s Barbershop – 3620 NE 45th St
We will have toy drive donation barrels at the following locations:
• Kaffeeklatsch (12513 Lake City Way N, #H)
• WaFd Bank (7334 35th Ave NE)
• Lake City Autoworks (2825 NE 120th St)
• Rudy’s Barbershop (3620 NE 45th St)
• Maple Leaf Lutheran Church (10005 32nd Ave NE)
All donations are due by December 4, 2023.
We registered 603 children in 2022.
Yes. The Lake City Holiday Project is a program of Meadowbrook Community Care, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Everyone who provides contact information when they donate will receive a donation receipt.