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 drop-off donations at our Baby Boutique located at 1900 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. Drop-off hours are 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

To inquire about a referral, please email the Baby Boutique or call 206-902-4234

 

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

Below is a list of our accepted donations. If you have any questions about donating or if you are unsure if we accept an item, please feel free to call or email us (206-902-4234 or 206-902-4264; babyboutique@wellspringfs.org).
 
  • Baby gear (bibs, bottles, boppy pillows, swaddles, etc.)
  • Blankets & bed/crib sheets
  • Books (for ages 0-18 years; no torn pages)
  • Clothing (for ages 0-18 years; free of stains, holes, etc.)
  • Diapers & pull-ups (disposable only)
  • Formula (must be unopened and not expired)
  • Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene items, African American hair products, etc.; NEW only)
  • Pack n' Plays
  • School supplies (crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, backpacks, etc.)
  • Shoes (for ages 0-18 years; free of holes, stains, etc.)
  • Socks (NEW only)
  • Toys (must have all its pieces and be bundled together)
  • Underwear (NEW only)
  • Wipes (must be unopened)

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

Accepted if Space Permits

The following items are only accepted if space permits, please call or email before donating these items (206-902-4234 or 206-902-4264; babyboutique@wellspringfs.org).
  • Car Seats (cannot be expired and hasn't been in an accident)
  • Cribs/Crib Mattresses (no drop side cribs)
  • Strollers

Donations not accepted

Unfortunately, due to space constraints and the specific scope of our services, there are some donated items that we cannot accept. These include:
  • Appliances (microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, etc.)
  • Clothing in poor condition (i.e. with holes or stains)
  • Crib bumpers
  • Electronics (TVs, DVD players, radios, etc.)
  • Flammable objects (candles, etc.)
  • Furniture (dressers, beds, mattresses, desks, nightstands, chairs, mirrors, lamps, etc.)
  • Hiking child carrier backpacks
  • Incomplete or broken toys and games
  • Kitchenware (pots, pans, glassware, silverware, dishes, etc.)
  • Large indoor/outdoor play structures
  • Laundry baskets/hampers
  • Life vests/jackets/floaties
  • Maternity clothes
  • Medicine & medical equipment
  • Recalled baby gear
  • Tools
  • Toy weapons
  • Used breast pumps and pumping supplies
  • Wall decor (paintings, posters, frames, 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 Thom Murray, 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!