Lend A Hoping Hand

Give Hope this Holiday Season

Lend A Hoping Hand

As temperatures drop our thoughts turn to those who go without during the holiday season. With your financial support, or generous donations of food or gifts, Hopelink can provide shelter, food, warmth and happier memories for families throughout our community.
Make your financial donation today, or take a look at other ways you can help below.

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Hopelink Holiday Giving Rooms

Hopelink estimates that nearly 6,000 children will be served through our Giving Rooms. You're welcome to join the hundreds of local businesses, community groups, and individuals in making the season brighter by donating a new, unwrapped toy to any of our centers by December 14th or earlier.

During the winter months, people face added pressures such as higher home heating costs and additional food needs. As part of our support for families during this time, Hopelink hosts Holiday Giving Rooms at each of our service centers. Parents hope to be able to give their children a nice holiday. However, due to their limited resources it's sometimes not possible for some. Our Giving Rooms make it possible for parents who are struggling financially, to be able to hand-select donated toys and other items they know their children will love.

Hopelink Giving Rooms extend dignity and joy for seniors as well. After the parents have had an opportunity to select toys for their kids, Hopelink opens them up for Grandparents events. These are seniors who receive Hopelink services, who might also have very special young people in their lives that they would like to select toys for.

For more information about donating to our Giving Rooms or hosting a toy drive, please contact Jenny at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Liz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If you would like to hold a food or fund drive, please visit our food and fund drive pages.

Gift Donation Guidelines

Please note: Monday, December 14th is the last day to donate gifts.

Giving Tree Tags with toy suggestions for age ranges and genders are available for your use. Donations can be delivered to Hopelink Centers by December 14th or earlier during regular business hours. Please contact Jenny to coordinate your donation drop-off. Please do not wrap gifts with holiday paper, ribbons or bows.

  • If you would like separate charitable contribution receipts for all who participated in the toy drive you will need to provide each person's name and mailing address, as well as a description of what they donated.
  • If your drive is large you would like your charitable contribution receipt to reflect a final count and/or an itemized list of the gifts donated we ask that you prepare this before dropping off the gifts at our centers and provide it with your delivery.

Additional gift suggestions are noted on the back of our Hopelink Giving Tree Tags which we are happy to supply for your toy drive. Suggestions are also listed on our 2015 Giving Tree Flyer as well as below.

For information on how to register for the gift rooms, please click here.

Infants to 2 years old:

  • First 100 Words Book
  • Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
  • Melissa and Doug Toys
  • Jumbo Blocks
  • Boppy Pillow
  • Infantino Activity Triangle
  • Crib & Floor Mirror
  • Fisher-Price Toddlerz Chatter Phone
  • Play Gym
  • Djeco Fishing Topic Magnetic Game
  • Wooden Toys
  • Lamaze Musical Inchworm
  • Colorful Rainbow Stacking Ring
  • Soft Toys
  • Shape Sorter Toy
  • Edushape My First Drum
  • Interactive Childrens Book
  • Blanket

3-4 years old:

  • Darice 80 Piece Art Set
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movie
  • Little Tikes Adjust N Draw Table
  • Finger Paint Set
  • Toy Lawn Mower
  • Crayola Art Set
  • Sing-Along Boom Box
  • Toy Fishing Pole
  • Pillow Pet
  • Play-Doh Pack
  • My Little Pony Toy Set
  • Disney Princess Accessory
  • Puzzles
  • Watercolor Art Set
  • Hair Clips with Bows
  • Remote Controlled Car
  • Fisher Price Little People Set
  • Hat/Mittens/Scarves

5-9 years old:

  • Seattle Seahawks Clothing Item
  • Disney Princess Accessories
  • Alarm Clock
  • Seattle Mariners Ball Cap
  • Jump Rope
  • Hair Clip Set
  • Disney's "Frozen" Accessory
  • Basketball
  • Jewelry Making Kit
  • Crayola Ultimate Art Supply Case
  • Hot Wheels Set
  • Superhero Tee Shirt - Kids XS - XL
  • LEGO Set
  • Tinkertoy Building Set
  • Play Keyboard
  • Football
  • Baseball Glove

10-15 years old:

  • Tennis Racket
  • Earbud Headphones
  • Action Movie on DVD
  • Remote Control Car
  • Comic Book Set
  • Sweatpants - Size XS - XL
  • Aviators with Case
  • Basketball
  • Prepaid Cell Phone
  • Fleece Blanket
  • Desk Lamp
  • Blowdryer for Hair
  • Feather Hair Extensions
  • Portable Cube Speaker for MP3 Player
  • Hair Clip Set
  • Sweat Pants - Sizes XS - XL
  • Curling Wand for Hair

16-18 years old:

  • Running Armband for MP3 Player
  • NFL Madden for Xbox 360
  • Seattle Seahawks Beanie
  • Tri-Fold Wallet
  • Button Up Dress Shirt - Any Men's Sizes
  • Skullcandy Headphones
  • Portable Cube Speaker for MP3 Player
  • Prepaid Cell Phone
  • Seattle Sounders Scarf
  • Sweat Pants - Size XS - XL
  • Patterned Scarf
  • Fleece Blanket
  • Hiking Gear
  • Seattle Sounders Scarf
  • Lip Gloss or Eye Shadow Makeup Kit
  • Gym Bag
  • Gift Cards