GRATITUDE: What you gave The Christmas People, and what they delivered

Among the many opportunities for holiday help that we showcased this season was The Christmas People‘s request for cookies and volunteers. The group’s president/co-founder Fred Hutchinson sent this community thank-you note with an update on the results:

From December 24 through December 27, The Christmas People delivered 2,917 meals to homeless shelters and tiny-house settlements. This is about 60% more meals that other years due to demand. Generous neighbors in West Seattle dropped off in excess of 7,200 cookies — twice what we normally receive. Many cookies were nicer than a bake shop; often these cookies are the only gift a homeless person receives. We also had the generous support of 65 volunteers over the six-day period of prep and delivery. Thank you to West Seattle Blog and our neighbors for a genuine outpouring of goodwill and love this holiday season.

Along with announcements here in the news stream, we also list giving opportunities in our West Seattle Holiday Guide every year; our thanks, too, to everyone who organizes, and responds to, them!

1 Reply to "GRATITUDE: What you gave The Christmas People, and what they delivered"

  • I Prefer Animals January 3, 2021 (1:17 am)

    It’s sad that there is so much more demand for help this past year. But so great to see the community step up and donate their time and baked goods. Being new to Seattle, I learned about The Christmas People after I started reading WS Blog in 2018. I’ve been donating cookies the past three years; it’s become a part of my holiday tradition since moving here. So grateful to The Christmas People for their compassion, generosity, and kind hearts.

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