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Seasonal Assistance is Available! GIFTS & TOYS

We've entered the season of giving and our generous community is asking for ways to help those in need. We've compiled a list of organizations that are offering gifts and toys. You can share this page or click here for a printable poster. 
The Tumwater Holiday Program serves children who reside in
Tumwater or who attend Tumwater School District. Families
in need with school-age children can pick up an application from their Tumwater School District School. All applications must have a signature of a school staff member, typically the school principal or counselor. Families in need who have children younger than school age can pick up an application at Tumwater City Hall. The program provides at least one gift. Due to the increase in families needing assistance, unless community donations allow, we will not be providing gift certificates for a holiday meal. The Thurston County food bank works in partnership with the Tumwater Fire Department. On Tuesday, December 16, they will distribute food from the food bank to those in need at the Tumwater Headquarters Fire Station.
624 Crystal Springs Rd NW, Yelm, WA 98597 | 360-458-7000
Check Yelm’s Social Services Food Bank, Thrift Shop and Clothing Bank website for upcoming 2018 Holiday Dates. Soon there will be sign-up information for Holiday Food baskets, and gifts for children. Important dates for Holiday program – Thanksgiving distribution; adopters drop off toys and gifts for families; adoptees pick up toys and gifts; Christmas food basket distribution.
Community Service Office (CSO) of DSHS
6860 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, 98501
Registration starts November 26 at 10 a.m. and ends December 14 at 3:30 p.m. For children 14 and under. To register must be on Temporary Aid or Food Benefits (SNAP) Distribution of toys will be made December 16, 17, 18, 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10140 US-12, Rochester, WA 98579 | (360) 273-6375
Operation Santa – December 15th, 2018
The Santa Store is stocked with new clothing and toys for children ages newborn to 12 years old. Eligible parents select one new clothing item and one new toy for each child in their family. Volunteers are available to wrap the gifts.
You can adopt a family by completing the application on the website and returning it to ROOF as soon as possible, but no later than December 4th. ROOF will match you with a family and notify you as quickly as possible.
You can purchase any new clothing, toys and gift items for newborns through age 12, and bring them unwrapped to ROOF beginning November 30th but no later than December 13th.
New clothing and gifts will be provided to low-income children attending Rochester Schools. ROOF will verify income, household information and address of applicants.
Tumwater School District Office, 621 Linwood Avenue SW, 98501
Hether Cserni 907-687-4705 | Christy Upton 360-528-1213
Tumwater holiday assistance application is now available in the office. This program is for families residing in the Tumwater School District with children under 18. All forms are due by
Friday, November 16th, 2018. Due to the short amount of time for gathering donations, late applications cannot be accepted.
All gifts are to be picked up on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, between 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Tumwater School District Office.
If you have any questions regarding this application or would like more information about this program, please
contact Hether Cserni at 907-687-4705 or Christy Upton at 360-528-1213 or via email