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Rainier Beach Holiday Community Resources

Rainier Beach Holiday Community Resources

Dear Families,

We hope the resources below are helpful during the holiday season and beyond. Big thanks to Ms. Carter for putting this list together!

Community Resources/King County

King County Holiday Assistance Programs – Free Food And Gifts

Energy Assistance

Byrd Barr Place – Energy and Water Assistance for Seattle Residents

For help re-filling your oil tank, please complete the energy assistance application and include the most recent copy of your oil delivery receipt.

Apply online or download the form and return by email, mail, or drop off at our offices. If you have questions or need help with the form, contact us at or 206-812-4940

Holiday Resources

Eastridge Church – West Seattle Campus

West Seattle Assembly of God
4500 39th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

There is a Toy House, giveaway, and holiday show!

Mount Zion Baptist Church – Jesse Owens Fellowship Hall

1634 19th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

The program is known as Christmas Day of Caring. The charity has a holiday celebration, lunch, and free Christmas toy giveaway in King County for children ages 12 and younger.

University District Food Bank

5017 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The Holiday Gift Program combines food boxes (at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter) with holiday gifts for kids under the age of 18.

Catholic Community Services

Annual Holiday Gift Shop, Edwards Parish
4250 S Mead St.
Seattle, WA 98118

The gift shop is for pregnant women, including single moms. Kids need to be under age 1 of or just born, and they can get toys as well as free Christmas gifts. It is for low income and working poor families.

King County Toys for Tots

This volunteer driven, Christmas gift giving program provides new toys to children from struggling as well as lower income households. Everything from clothing to games, dolls, trucks, and more may be passed out for families that register and meet qualifications. Most of the application sites are at the Salvation Army, but other locations are as follows:

  • Kent Service Extension supports the zip codes of 98002, 98030, 98031, 98035, 98042, 98047, 98064, 98071, 98089, 98092, 98001, 98032. The address is 1209 Central Ave S, Ste 145, Kent, WA 98032-7439. Call 253-852-4983.
  • Other application sites can be found online.

Salvation Army – Seattle Temple Corps 

There are a few social service offices in King County that run holiday programs. Please see below. Toy’n’Joy can distribute free toys, vouchers and food cards to income eligible families. Another resource known as Christmas Gift Bags For Seniors assist the elderly and homebound, and some delivered meals and gifts may be offered in King County too.

Outreach Ministries
9501 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Salvation Army – Social Services Department – East King County
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008

Federal Way/Des Moines Salvation Army
26419 16th Ave S
Des Moines WA 98198

Other locations:

1209 Central Ave S, Suite 145
Kent, WA 98032

720 S Tobin St
Renton, WA 98057

1101 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

9050 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-767-3150, Ext. 102

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Council of Seattle Area and local churches: 206-767-6449. The charity and its churches administer the Christmas Family Assistance program for King County residents. Free food, toys, hot meals, gifts and clothing may all be offered.

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank

Christmas Food Boxes:
7500 Greenwood Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103

Provides food boxes for Christmas and small gift to children under 18.

Distribution is on Sunday, December 20, 3 pm.

Need Help

  • Crisis Connections can direct you to community support with housing, food, or financial assistance. You can call Crisis Connections at: 2-1-1, 1-800-621-4636, or 206-461-3200.
  • Crisis Connections website has a great directory for resources and community support.
  • Emergency needs: King County Crisis Line is available 24-Hours a day at 866-427-4747.

Social-Emotional Learning Resources and Family Wellness

Social-Emotional Lessons

Free Social Emotional video lessons by grade level and topic, along with support materials for each lesson, from Second Step and the Committee for Children

Practicing Mindfulness

Parent Supports

COVID-19 and Health Insurance

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