Donate Essentials

Wellspring hosts seasonal donation drives each year to support the high volume of need for particular items for homeless children and parents.  

Each year, we rely on the support of thousands of donors to ensure that children and families in crisis have access to the essentials they need.  

We invite you to participate anytime throughout the year by donating an item, and/or expanding your reach by hosting a donation drive!  

Please note: We accept gently used clothing, toys, books, and sports equipment all year. Please drop-off donations at our Baby Boutique located at 1900 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98144. Drop-off hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

 

Current Needs

We are currently accepting items for our Giving Together donation driveHelp children and families facing homelessness by donating warm winter clothes and new toys for our annual Toy Room. 

You can help families in crisis by:

• Making a financial gift
• Donating a new essential item from our wish list
• Shop online with our AmazonSmile Charity List or our Amazon wish list.
• Hosting a donation drive or fundraiser
Volunteering
• Inviting your children to fill a Kids Helping Kids coin jar 

Accepted donations

  • Disposable diapers, pull-ups & wipes
  • Infant formula
  • Hygiene products: hand sanitizer, deodorant, mouthwash, hair care, body wash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and African American hair products
  • Children's clothing and shoes (0-17 years)*
  • New underwear and socks
  • Bedding sets, crib sheets, pillow cases, mattress covers, and blankets
  • Strollers
  • Car seats (Please check expiration. Generally, a car seat will expire 6 years after the date of manufacture)
  • Black and white drawstring trash bags
  • Children and parenting books (please check with us first to confirm our need)
  • Toys: new and gently used
  • Video games and electronic devices

* We have a special need for 4t and 5t clothing.

Donations not accepted

Unfortunately, due to space constraints and the specifics scope of our services, there are some donated items that we can not accept. These include:

  • Large furniture
    • Dressers
    • Large mattresses
    • Desks
    • TV’s
    • Nightstands
    • Washer and dryers
  • Maternity clothes
  • Kitchenware
    • Pots and pans
    • Glassware
    • Silverware
    • Kitchen knives
  • Clothing in poor condition (eg. with holes or badly stained)
  • Lingerie
  • Broken toys or games with missing pieces
  • Expired formula or baby food
  • Non-baby food (juice, pasta, etc.)
  • Toy weapons
  • Movies above PG-13
  • Tools
  • Appliances
  • Large indoor/outdoor play structures
  • Flammable objects (candles etc.)

 

Here is a partial list of some other agencies that may be able to accept these donations:

  • Treehouse  206.767.7000 (Clothing, toys, etc.)
  • Goodwill 206.329.1000 (Large furniture, kitchenware etc.)
  • Westside Baby 206.726.1435 (Clothing)
  • Mary’s Place 206.621.8474 (Maternity clothes)
  • NW Center 206.285.9140 (Large furniture, kitchenware,  etc.)
  • Hopelink 425.943.7555 (Call to inquire)
  • St. Vincent De’paul 206.767.9975  (Call to inquire)

Questions?

Please email Thomasina Schmitt, Corporate and Community Engagement Director, or call 206.902.4259 to get started.

Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Did you know you can support Wellspring Family Services simply by shopping?

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer is donating $2.7 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how to make sure your card is linked:

  • Sign up for or log in to the Community Rewards program by linking your card to at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping to earn a donation to Wellspring!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

 

Amazon Smile

If you purchase a wish list item from AmazonSmile, a portion of the sale will benefit Wellspring Family Services directly, amplifying your donation! 

To get started, log in to AmazonSmile with your regular Amazon.com username and password and select Wellspring Family Services as your organization of choice. While you are there, order something off our AmazonSmile Charity List!