YMCA Giving Trees | Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Last updated: December 9, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. PT

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

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The holiday season may look a bit different this year, but we are committed to helping our community through current challenges by carrying on the tradition of holiday gifts for children and families in need. While the pandemic has diminished our ability to offer giving trees and other visual reminders in our lobbies and program sites, we have developed online options to keep the tradition alive and spread holiday cheer.

We invite YOU to help make this a joyous holiday season for families in our community.

  • From the safety and comfort of your own house, choose the branch giving tree or cause of your choice. We welcome you to support as many sites as possible! 
  • Please ensure your gifts arrive at the designated location by Wednesday, December 16, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to reach out to the below-listed point of contact for more information.

This year, more than ever, it is our social responsibility to give back to our communities. Will you join us in making a difference by giving back and sharing joy? Please share with your friends and family as well!

Auburn Valley YMCA

The Auburn Valley YMCA is hosting a Virtual Giving Tree, which serves the children in our community through gift giving. We invite you to join to support our community while also keeping everyone safe. Email Jenna Montoya jmontoya@seattleymca.org or visit us on Facebook to get your tag then drop off or ship your gift to us by Dec. 16th.

All YMCA Branches

Donate gift cards to Wal-Mart or Target, in amounts of $25 or $50 to distribute to families (please no e-gift cards). You may drop them off at your branch front desk during business hours.

Coal Creek Family YMCA

Support families in Newcastle, Renton, and the southern portions of Issaquah and Bellevue. Shop from a virtual giving tree on Amazon and have the gift shipped direct to the branch. Please contact, Dani Hastings with questions.


Downtown Seattle YMCA

Support our 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 18th. Contact Kelly Stewart with questions.



The Kent branch is partnering with the Road Map Project, and will serve as a drop-off site for gathered school supplies and personal hygiene items for students.


Northshore YMCA

The Northshore YMCA is seeking sponsors for their holiday meals project to help alleviate hunger for families who need assistance during the holidays. Contact Tammy Weenink to get involved.

University Family YMCA

Donate a new or gently used coat or support University Family YMCA's Sunday Meals program by shopping their virtual giving tree on Amazon. Contact Josh Stabenfeldt or Hillary Caryl for information on the coat drive. 


West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA

Shop from a virtual giving tree on Amazon to support youth in West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA programs. Please ship gift direct to the branch by December 7. 


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.

Youth Development

Support families of our YMCA LEAP Academy participants. Shop our virtual giving tree via Amazon and have gifts delivered directly on your behalf. Please contact, Maddie Thompson and Elizabeth Sweitzer with questions.