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Winter Family Giving

One of the many ways we build a community around our youth and families is through our annual Winter Family Giving program. Each year, we invite generous companies and members of the community to support our families by providing them with basic necessities and gifts to make their winter season brighter.

Families in our program will submit a wish list for gift cards for each family member under 18 in the program youth’s household. Wish lists will also include a gift card for the whole family.

Due to COVID-19, we are exclusively accepting gift cards so our families can order their gifts in a way that is safe for them while still fostering family moments.

Gift cards to stores offer families the most flexibility to provide warm clothes, games and toys, and household items to their families. It means so much to families when they have more freedom in choosing fun gifts and needed items. Gift cards will empower parents and caregivers to buy the things they want and need.

Support our youth and families with Winter Family Giving this year. Sign up here to be paired with a specific family and fulfill their specific wish. The deadline to be paired with a specific family is November 20th. For more information please review our FAQ here.

  • $150-250 supports a small family (1-3 individuals)
  • $250-350 supports a medium family (4-5 individuals)
  • $400+ supports a large family (6+ individuals)

Or make a direct donation to support our work this winter season. Your contribution makes it possible for us to support our youth's virtual learning and support our families through programs like Winter Family Giving and Friday food bags.

  • Gifts at any level are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.

Still have questions? Please email Sierra Wagner at sierra@friendsseattle.org.

This year we have over 230 youth in our program and more than 1,000 members in the families we serve. We need your support and we hope you will join us in brightening a family’s winter season! Thank you for being a part of our community, no matter what.

"The gifts I get to open at Christmas from your agency are literally the best. Thank you for giving us the things I need and want, and the things I want to provide for my son. The things that make us smile. Thank you for supporting our desires, hopes and dreams." -Program Parent

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