Holiday Helping Hands is a Christmas, gift assistance program for families in-need on the Enumclaw plateau. The “Giving Day” event, at the Enumclaw Expo Center, invites pre-registered families to pick-up their gifts. Each child in the family (ages 0-18 years) will receive a gift, a book or craft and 2 stocking stuffers. Gifts are preselected by Holiday Helping Hands’ volunteers. Families are offered a gift card to a local grocery store along with local (assistance) resources such as Plateau Outreach Ministries, The Enumclaw Clothing Bank and Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.
***If you know a family that would benefit from our program and they reside within the Enumclaw School District’s boundaries, please connect them to our website and/or our contact info. THANK YOU!
PLEASE READ: A change to the program…Holiday Helping Hands will be preselecting gifts for all enrolled children. Registered families will be invited to the “Giving Day” event to pick-up their preselected gifts.
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Holiday Helping Hands is a Christmas, gift assistance program for families in-need that live within the Enumclaw School District boundaries. It has been an active, holiday toy drive in Enumclaw since the 1970’s, formerly ran by the Retired Teacher’s Union and then Karen Worthington. It was known as “Enumclaw Toys for Tots and Teens” until 2020 when it was renamed Holiday Helping Hands. The program has changed and grown over the years but the heart of it has been carried on.
Each Christmas season, we collect new toys, gifts and gift cards from the community. We team up with local businesses, along with the fire & police departments, as donation drop-off sites. There are many Toy & Food Drive events scheduled and hosted by local clubs, teams and participating businesses. (See ”EVENTS” for more info). This year all donated food will go to Plateau Outreach Ministries for distribution in the Enumclaw community. We are still collecting local, grocery gift card donations and will distribute them to registered families.
Enumclaw Fire and Fugate Ford host Enumclaw’s infamous Santa Run, where Santa and the fire trucks tour Enumclaw, spreading Christmas cheer and accepting toy & food donations from the community. (This year’s Santa Run is December 4th-8th. Please follow Enumclaw Fire Department on Facebook for the up-to-date info on the event!)
Families who are in-need and have their student(s) enrolled in the Enumclaw School District’s “free or reduced lunch program” will automatically receive a letter in the mail just after Thanksgiving, inviting them to sign-up through our website’s online registration. For Enumclaw families with children under school age or Enumclaw families that homeschool, we welcome all in-need families to register for Holiday Helping Hands on our website.
If you know a family with children, aged 0-18 years, that could benefit from our program and they reside within the Enumclaw School District’s boundaries, please connect them to our website and/or our contact info. THANK YOU!
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Please read the information below, carefully.
PLEASE READ: In-need families are eligible to participate in one (1) Christmas gift assistance program per calendar year. If a family has enrolled in or participated in another Christmas gift assistance program in 2022, they will not be eligible to enroll in Holiday Helping Hands this year.
Holiday Helping Hands “Giving Day” events are Sunday, December 18th and Monday, December 19th with optional time slots to choose from during registration. The events will be at the Enumclaw Expo Center for pre-registered families to come pick-up their children’s gifts. *Gifts will be selected by Holiday Helping Hands’ volunteers from the information that families provide.
**To be eligible you must be a family in-need, have children between ages 0-18 years and live in Enumclaw, WA within the boundaries of the Enumclaw School District.
**Families can not be enrolled or participated in another gift assistance program/charity this year.
**When filling out the registration form, please fill in detailed information about each child so Holiday Helping Hands can choose appropriate gifts. The detailed information received will be handled with respect to privacy and not be shared.
**By registering with Holiday Helping Hands, Christmas charity, you agree to the terms on the application.
REGISTRATION is opened until December 10th.
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Holiday Helping Hands, Christmas Charity is successful due to the community’s generous donations and volunteer support.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1) Volunteer with us! Please click HERE for more information or email us at email@example.com. We have many, fun opportunities for volunteers to participate.
2) Become a donation drop-off location November 25th-December 16th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Start your own TOY & FOOD DRIVE, please email email@example.com. We are happy to help support your efforts!
AmazonSMILE Wish Lists
Choose a toy to purchase and donate from the below wish lists (You can even choose to have it shipped directly to our Plateau Kids Network address) AND 0.05% of the purchase price gets donated back to Plateau Kids Network through AmazonSMILE!
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New, unwrapped toy donations are gratefully accepted. All donations will be distributed to local, in-need children.
Toy Donation Ideas
AmazonSMILE Wish Lists
**HOW TO participate in the giveback AmazonSMILE program and support Plateau Kids Network year round-click on the link and choose “Plateau Kids Network” as your giveback, nonprofit charity! —> AmazonSMILE LINK
Collection bins and Fugate Ford “no contact” donation vehicles can be found in many participating businesses from
November 25th-December 16th.
***Find a complete list of donation locations HERE!
“Our goal is to ensure that every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Every child deserves to know the excitement and joy of Christmas and be able to have a Christmas story to share and remember.”