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Five Ways to Help Youth Over The Holidays


The holidays are often challenging for our youth, some are unable to share in this time of year with family members, some do not know where their next meal will come from, some are looking for a safe place to rest their head. Yet through it all they want to be part of season with the opportunity to gather with friends, or even receive the smallest of gifts. Here are ways that YOU can help:

1. Giving Tree - Take a tag from one of our Giving Tree sites, buy a gift, and return it unwrapped to the Giving Tree site where you picked up the tag or back to our Kirkland Youth Service Center at 13116 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland.

Our Giving Tree sites are located at Redmond Town Center through December 12th, University Village in Seattle through December 21st, and at our Kirkland Youth Service Center through December 20th.


2. AmazonSmile - Shopping online? Why not give AmazonSmile a try and choose Friends of Youth as the organization for the donation. A percentage of all you purchase through AmazonSmile will be donated to Friends of Youth if you follow this Amazon link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0672501

3. Hosting a Holiday Party? Host a Drive - Ask party guests to bring a donation to your festivities. Here are some ideas:

  • Gift cards to grocery stores or Target/Fred Meyer & gas stations

  • New Underwear for youth (men and women)

  • Socks

  • Full-size soaps, shampoo, shaving products

  • Pre-paid phone cards

  • Sheet sets or fleece blankets

Donations can be dropped off at our Kirkland Youth Service Center, 13116 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, 98034


4. Make a Donation - This one is simple, click here:  http://www.friendsofyouth.org/donateNow.aspx


5. Save the Date - Our Annual Celebration of Youth will be held March 9th, 2018 at the Bellevue Hyatt. Mark it on your calendar today, and consider being a sponsor or a table captain. Learn more here.


If you have another way you would like to contribute to Friends of Youth, contact us at devsupport@friendsofyouth.org


We are grateful for all the ways you can help our youth this holiday season.









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