Time to bake cookies for The Christmas People!

If you’re doing some holiday baking this week – a little extra can go a long way. The Christmas People are gearing up for their free community Christmas dinner in West Seattle, and for delivering hundreds more meals to people in need.

To make those meals merrier, they are looking for 3,400 homemade cookies! If you can bake some and drop them off, they’ll be at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction (4736 40th SW) every day from Saturday (December 22) through Christmas Day, 9 am-3:30 pm. Questions? Fred Hutchinson at 206-719-4979, pialley@jps.net.

P.S. They’re also inviting kids to a party there on Saturday, 1-3 pm, to decorate cookies and aprons and make holiday crafts.

9 Replies to "Time to bake cookies for The Christmas People!"

  • Fred Hutchinson December 17, 2018 (11:14 am)

    We sincerely appreciate the efforts of West Seattle Blog and our neighbors and friends in West Seattle for helping us serve the poorest of the poor in our midst.  Stop by Alki Masonic Center anytime from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday the 22nd to Tuesday the 25th with homemade  cookies and good wishes and enjoy cider, coffee and hot chocolate.  Our 20th year.  Also remember our complimentary Dec. 25th buffet from noon to 4p.m.—-for seniors, veterans, homeless and those who would otherwise be alone on Christmas.  Marc Smason and friends will be providing musical entertainment.  Thanks–Dr. Ruth Bishop and Rev Fred Hutchinson, co-founders.

  • TLB December 19, 2018 (9:33 am)

    I twice left an email interested in helping bake cookies and did not receive any response. Disappointed as now it’s too late. Better communication would have been great.

    • WSB December 19, 2018 (9:34 am)

      No e-mail communication needed – like last year, just bake and drop off!

  • Fred Hutchinson December 19, 2018 (10:17 am)

    TLB…We are very sorry but we have not received any emails regarding baking cookies.  Since Thanksgiving  Ruth and I have responded to all emails within a one hour time frame.  As WSB has indicted, simply drop off home baked cookies from 12/22-12/25, Saturday thru Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..  at Alki Masonic  Center. We do apologize in advance for not being able to very responsive during our time at Alki Masonic Center since all in our small volunteer group will be working to make the lives of those we serve a little brighter.  We do accept phone calls 18 hours a day.  We sincerely appreciate your interest and support.  Fred Hutchinson

  • sam-c December 19, 2018 (12:59 pm)

    If we bring kids during the Saturday, 1-3 timeframe, to decorate, do we bring cookies as well, or can they come to help decorate cookies that are already there ? (I am not sure I will get cookies baked by then :) )    

    • Fred Hutchinson December 19, 2018 (7:37 pm)

      Sam….thank you so much for your question.  The Christmas People will have a few dozen cookies made fresh on Saturday morning, together with great kid’s aprons and crafts.  No need to bring anything!  Drop off home baked cookies another time if no ready by  1 p.m. on Saturday.  There is no charge for the supplies or the hot chocolate, etc. that we will be serving.  Adults are welcome, too, but we ask that they be accompanied by Children.   F Hutchinson

      • sam-c December 20, 2018 (9:15 am)

        thank you so much   ! 

  • Pamela E December 24, 2018 (4:36 pm)

    I’m understanding your “12/22-12/25 9:00am – 3:30pm” to INCLUDE drop-offs still welcome on 12/25 morning??    Our 5-6 doz (70ish?) cookies will be a’decorating tonight — Christmas Eve. 

    • WSB December 24, 2018 (5:18 pm)

      That’s what The Christmas People have said. They are scheduled to be serving free Christmas dinner at the Masonic Center again this year noon-4 pm on Christmas Day and that of course requires preparation so they’ll be there anyway … TR

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