Donate Essentials

Wellspring hosts four 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!  

Current Needs

We are currently accepting items for our Ready to Learn drive campaignAll children deserve to start the school year ready to learn. In addition to helping homeless families locate and maintain housing, Wellspring provides essential items that all families need to stay healthy once they’ve moved into their new homes.

This includes seasonally appropriate clothing and essential hygiene items.

You can help families in crisis get Ready to Learn by:

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

Items we can't accept

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 guns
  • Movies above PG-13
  • Tools
  • 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, Community Relations 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 Amazon.com wish list!