The FamilyWorks Resource Center is a warm and inviting place where families and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in programs designed to support and enhance a nurturing and vibrant community.
The FamilyWorks Food Banks are dedicated to providing fresh, healthy food to people and families in our community who are experiencing hunger or are in danger of experiencing hunger. Our caring staff and volunteers greet every customer with kindness and respect.
With a combination of a food bank and a family resource center, FamilyWorks offers people in the neighborhood a unique opportunity to truly nourish and strengthen their bodies, minds and spirit in a positive, supportive environment.
If you are looking for a tangible way to help families who visit FamilyWorks, help us stock our ‘Holiday Shop.’ Our goal is to be able to give parents of 200 children the opportunity to ‘shop’ for a gift for their child. You can help by donating NEW gifts for our holiday shop!
If you are doing any shopping on Amazon or want some good ideas, check out our Amazon wish list. It has a variety of toys, art supplies and books. Select FamilyWorks for the destination and it will be shipped right to us!
Alternately, you can buy items when doing other shopping around your neighborhood and drop items off at FamilyWorks. We are looking for a variety of items for children ages 0 – 17.
Some ideas for gifts include:
Warm clothes – ranging from baby to teen sizes/designs such as hooded sweatshirts, jackets, pants
Shoes – ranging from baby to teen/adult sizes
Kid-friendly art and craft supplies, journals, colored pens
Stickers, sticker books, activity books
Legos, small Lego kits
Character/Themed toys such as Superheroes, Frozen, My Little Pony, etc.
Children’s books: ranging from board/crinkle/baby books (English and Spanish) to young adult books
Gift cards to Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc. in $25 increments to provide a meal for a family
Look at the Amazon wish list for ideas or call FamilyWorks at 206-694-6727 if you have any questions. Alternately, if there is something a child you know likes, there is a good chance our families’ children might like it too!
We aim to have all items at FamilyWorks by December 9th. You can drop off items at FamilyWorks, 1501 N. 45th St on Mondays 9:30-12, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:30-5, or Fridays 9:30-3.
Thank you for your help making a great holiday for all families in our community!