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Five Ways to Help Youth Over The Holidays


 Plus one non-holiday event to add to your calendar.


It is the season for giving and gratitude. The holidays remind us of all the reasons we have to be grateful. For our youth, the holidays can be especially challenging - some are unable to be with family, some don't know where their next meal will come from, some are looking for a safe place to rest their head.


Through it all they want to be part of the season with the opportunity to gather with friends, or even receive a thoughtful gift. We've put together a Friends of Youth Giving Guide of great opportunities. Take a look and see how you can help.


1. The Gift of Giving - It's the time of year when we celebrate the season in the comfort of our home. Many of the youth we serve don't have that comfort, safety, or security. At Friends of Youth we are committed to making sure every single young person in our community has a home. We thank you for partnering with us to make it possible for our youth to have a home address this holiday season, a place where the light is on, and a warm welcome awaits. We are grateful for your support.


2. 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, University Village in Seattle and at our Kirkland Youth Service Center. Gift drop-off dates are determined by each site.

3. 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 through this Amazon link. You can also check out our Amazon WishLists.

4. 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)

  • New hats and gloves

  • Coats

  • 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


5. Make a Donation - This one is simple, click here:


6. Save the Date - Our Annual Celebration of Youth will be held March 1st, 2019 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


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









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