Give to one of these Seattle charities on Giving Tuesday, December 3

Nov 27 2019, 9:00 am

As the holidays draw near, we’re used to seeing pricey light displays, buying seasonal drinks, and hanging out with family and friends. We often focus on purchasing material things such as gifts for those on our lists and clothing for the oncoming seasonal parties. It’s easy to forget the true meaning of the holidays: to be grateful for everything that we have and to show gratitude to those around us.

Take some time this giving Tuesday, December 3, to help the lesser fortunate by volunteering at or donating to one of these life-saving local charities.

Youth Care


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Youth Care’s mission is to end youth homelessness while ensuring that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. The simplest method to help Youth Care is to Fulfill a Wish. Purchase a gift listed online for a child that would otherwise lack a holiday gift. Look online for other ways to help, such as spending time volunteering to support youth or serving meals.

Where: 2500 NE 54th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-694-4500

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 


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Donate to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to help keep families together, protect people from violence, and to stand up to injustice. The group conducts impact-litigation work to help fight racial profiling by border patrol officials, secures the right to an attorney for mentally ill immigrants facing deportation, and ensures that immigrants are considered for conditional parole from detention when they qualify. They also offer direct legal services and host training and presentations for immigrants. The project also aims to offer asylum and protect children and survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. Help out by volunteering or donating online.

Where: 615 2nd Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle
Phone: 206-587-5771

Snow Leopard Trust


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Yes, the snow leopards need our help too. The trust aims to better understand the endangered snow leopard and to protect the cat in partnership with the communities that share its habitat. The trust has programs and staff in five countries in Central Asia and support from around the world. It encourages those who live in the cat’s habitat to help protect their local wildlife and ecosystems. You can help the trust by starting a fundraiser, joining the team, or by helping to fund a project.

Where: 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Suite 325, Seattle
Phone: 206-632-2421

Mary’s Place


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Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. By donating $17, you can ensure that a child is able to stay inside for a night. Mary’s Place not only gives people a place to stay, but those in need are also fed three nutritious meals a day and are offered employment services. In the past year, Mary’s Place was able to move 650 families into stable housing. Numerous ways to help can be found online.

Where: 113 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle
Phone: 206-245-1026

Outdoors for All Foundation


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All people regardless of ability should be able to enjoy the great outdoors. Outdoors for All enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation such as downhill skiing, yoga, weekend excursions, rock climbing, and more. Give a gift or volunteer at a recreational activity and fundraising event.

Where: #102-6344 NE 74th St, Seattle
Phone: 206-838-6030

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