West Seattle holidays: Last call for pre-Christmas giving!

December 20, 2012 at 1:45 am | In Holidays, How to help, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

With five days left until Christmas, time is running out for the giving trees and donation drives around town, and some have wrapped up already. Two updates:

First, there’s still time to help out the families who will benefit from the giving tree at CAPERS in The Junction. Proprietor Lisa Myers shared the photo, and says:

The Hickman House Giving Tree is still going strong and collecting donations for the moms and kids who are recovering from Domestic Violence. Gifts for women and children are being accepted through the 23rd of December at CAPERS, 4525 California SW in The Junction. The outpouring of support has been fabulous this year.

There are a few things needed to round out the gifts already acquired:
****All household items: kitchen utensils, pots & pans, silverware, dishes, glassware, twin sheets & blankets
****Gift cards to local establishments

Hickman House is transitional housing in West Seattle for moms/kids who are victims of domestic violence and is under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. All gifts and gift-card donations go directly to the residents living at the facility. CAPERS has sponsored the Hickman House Giving Tree since 1990.

Meantime, a successful holiday-giving drives that recently wrapped up shared a report, and this photo of some of the young helpers:

This drive covered not only West Seattle, but three other communities:

EuropaKids International Preschool, with locations in West Seattle, Burien, and Edmonds, teamed up with Annie’s Nannies of Ballard over the past few weeks and sponsored a diaper drive for WestSide Baby. We put a challenge out to our parents to bring in 5,000 diapers for donation.

We held an internal contest between the individual classrooms and not only did our families meet this challenge, we ended up collecting over 7,858 diapers! As you know, Westside Baby helps families with children by collecting and distributing car seats, clothing, toys, and diapers to local families in need. The holiday is season is upon us and these donations are extremely important to families who need a little extra help. Thank you to the families and staff who participated in this event!

In addition to the CAPERS Giving Tree above, other giving opportunities are listed in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.

1 Comment

  1. I had already planned to participate in the giving tree at Capers, and was able to get several gifts today. It looks like others did, too, from the pile of added gifts when I dropped mine off. There are many more ornaments for those who are able to join in the giving!

    Comment by Stacy — 5:33 pm December 20, 2012 #

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