A Season of Giving with the YMCA of Greater Seattle

Last updated: December 7, 2021, at 11:05 a.m. PT

Originally published: December 4, 2020, at 8:48 a.m. PT

The winter season is upon us and it is a wonderful time for connection and joy! This year, our Equity & Justice Center of Excellence is inviting you to join in supporting our community during this season of giving. We welcome YOU to help make this a cheerful season for families in our community by participating in our donation drives. We have several ways that you can contribute. And don't forget to help us get the word out by also sharing on your social networks with family and friends.


Digital Wish Lists

You can make a difference from the safety and comfort of your own home! Each of our participating locations have created a digital wish list on Amazon to support community in their service areas.

It takes just these few easy steps:

1) Click on the wish list link below
2) Find the items you'd like to donate
3) Add them to your cart and purchase
4) Ship directly to the branch by Wednesday, December 15th (unless otherwise noted) SEE BRANCH ADDRESSES >

Gifts will be distributed directly to the families and community members by your local Y.

Auburn Valley Y

The Auburn Valley Y is hosting virtual giving tree serving the children in our community through gift giving. Contact Jay Montoya with questions.

Coal Creek Family Y

In partnership with Avalon Bay, Junior League of Seattle, and the City of Newcastle, let’s come together and support our community with family meals and holiday gift giving. Contact:Dani Hastings and Sheila Blount for more information.

Downtown Seattle Y

Support our Young Adults in Transition (YAIT)residents and brighten up their holiday season by shopping from a virtual giving tree on Amazon and have the gift shipped direct to the Downtown branch or drop off to membership staff by Wednesday, December 15th. Contact: Katie KaldenbachEd Frind with questions.

University Family Y

Donate a new or gently used coat or support University Family YMCA's Sunday Meals program by shopping their virtual giving tree on Amazon. Please contact Josh Stabenfeldt or Hillary Caryl with questions. 

Y Social Impact Center

Support youth and young adults in transitional, permanent, and shelter housing programs through a virtual giving tree on Amazon, or by adopting a family. Please contact, Rebecca Kuhn with questions. 

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

Gift cards are a great way to support families in our community by giving them the option to purchase what they need most.

All YMCA of Greater Seattle Locations

Gift cards to any retailer and in any amount are welcome! Please drop them off at your local Y's front desk during business hours or email digital gift cards (e-gift cards) to equityandjustice@seattleymca.org.

Bellevue Family Y

The Bellevue Y is supporting the City of Bellevue's Gift Card Drive and Ismaili CIVIC Food Drive to support members who are houseless and use the Y. Please contact Heather Siegel & Ty Rudder to support this initiative. 

Clothing and Food

Food & Winter Clothing Drives

Sammamish Community Y

In partnership with the City of Sammamish, please help us keep our community warm by supporting our winter coat drive now through December 24! All items should be new or gently used. Adult and Teen sizes are preferred, but all sizes are appreciated. Donations, benefitting Friends of Youth and the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, can be dropped off at the branch during our normal operating hours.

Preferred items include

  • Winter Coats
  • Warm Gloves (synthetic preferred)
  • New Winter Hats (no used hats)
  • Warm Socks (synthetic preferred)
  • New Thermals / Long Underwear (synthetic preferred)
  • New Underwear

Learn more or contact Nate Smith with questions.