Celebrating Generosity on #GivingTuesday

Sheri Schultz
December 3, 2019

On #GivingTuesday, we recognize the essential role of nonprofits here in the United States and across the world. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give to the causes important to them.

All of us at the Schultz Family Foundation are grateful for the organizations that help our neighbors experiencing homelessness, struggling to pay the bills, or simply finding themselves unable to give their children a holiday gift. That’s why we are announcing grants to more than 30 organizations doing incredible work in our region. From supporting after school and job readiness programs for East African immigrants and refugees in Seattle, to gifts, meals and clothing for families across the Northwest, we know these grants will make a difference for our community.

I hope you’ll consider and support the causes, organizations, and people important to you this #GivingTuesday – and know that while #GivingTuesday is just one day, the opportunity to give back to your community is year-round.

Here is are the organizations we’re supporting, and what our grants will do:

  • Ballard Food Bank – Provide valuable, ongoing food services to the Ballard community
  • Boys & Girls Club of King County – Provide career training, internships and skill-building programs for teens
  • Chief Seattle Club – Provide Native Americans in Seattle with valuable basic needs, mental health services and homeless services
  • ChildHaven – Provide diapers and gift cards to families and children during the holiday season
  • Cocoon House – Provide support for holiday giving program, gifts and needed supplies for youth living in shelter and housing units managed by Cocoon House
  • Compass Housing Alliance – Serve veterans and low-income families experiencing homelessness, by providing transitional housing, holiday meals, food baskets and gifts
  • Crisis Connections – Address suicide through targeted prevention programs, and increase capacity during the holidays to deal with the increased trauma, depression, and anxiety that comes with the season
  • Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) – Provide holiday gift bags and essential items to residents and clients using DESC housing and emergency services
  • Dress for Success – Provide weather appropriate professional clothing to female clients for interviews and jobs
  • Eastside Baby Corner – Provide valuable items to low-income and unstably-housed children and families during the holidays
  • El Centro de la Raza – Provide a range of community members with food, housing, employment, and basic needs
  • Food Lifeline – Feed Western Washington’s hungriest and work to divert valuable food from turning into waste
  • Friends of Youth/Griffin House – Provide young families facing homelessness with essential items during the holidays
  • HopeLink – Enable parents and grandparents in need to shop for their children and grandchildren during the holidays
  • Horn of Africa Services – Provide needed support for after school, mentoring, and job readiness programs for East African immigrants and refugees in South Seattle
  • Kitsap Humane Society – Provide pets with the pre-adoption services they need as they await adoption and fostering over the holidays
  • Mary’s Place – Provide needed support for increased capacity during the holiday season
  • Multi-Service Center – Provide holiday food and essential items to families in need in South King County
  • New Beginnings – Help domestic abuse survivors and their families find safe, warm homes through the Joyful Homes campaign
  • New Horizons – Help youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle search for permanent housing
  • NEXUS Youth & Families (Auburn Youth Resources) – Provide valuable resources to unstably-housed youth in South King County during the holiday season
  • Northwest Harvest – Provide meals, mentorship and valuable resources to those in need
  • Plymouth Housing Group – Provide permanent housing to adults experiencing homelessness
  • Rainier Valley Foodbank – Provide food to the Rainier Valley community
  • Refugee Women’s Alliance – Provide valuable programming to immigrant women and their families
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter – Provide for youth and young adults facing homelessness during the holiday season through a wish list and donation drive
  • Seattle Humane Society – Stock the shelves of Pet Food Bank to help low-income community members feed their pets
  • Treehouse – Provide holiday gifts to youth in foster care in Washington
  • Tukwila Pantry – Provide food and resources for individuals facing food insecurity during the holiday season
  • Wellspring Family Services – Offer unwrapped toys and essential items to those in need
  • White Center Food Bank – Provide food to the neediest families and individuals in the White Center and Highline areas
  • YMCA – Assist with families with childcare programs and other support during the holidays while schools are closed
  • Youth Eastside Services – Provide valuable mental health and substance abuse services to those in need
  • YouthCare – Support for emergency services for housing and meals for clients during the holidays
  • YWCA – Provide valuable meals, housing and emergency services to clients of the YWCA

There are many excellent organizations providing assistance and we encourage you to do your due diligence and use resources such as Charity Navigator before making any donations.


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