Where to find toy drives in Seattle

‘Tis the season of giving.


Treehouse has an online wish list to stock up its store.

Photo via Treehouse

Looking to spread some holiday cheer for charity? Local toy drives are a great way to give back and keep up Seattle’s status as one of the top 10 most caring cities in the US.

In addition to the volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits we’ve mentioned, the following organizations are still seeking donations for families and children in need. Note that all of the places on the list only accept unused items, but several make the process easier by providing online wish lists. Warm up the sleigh.

🎁 Seattle Children’s

The pediatric hospital allows in-person drop-offs by appointment only until Monday, Dec. 19. However, it prefers donations via its Amazon Wish List that includes Play-Doh sets, “Encanto” dolls, and sensory toys.

🎁 Treehouse

Headquartered in the Central District, this organization aids youth in foster care. There’s an Amazon Smile list with outerwear, action figures, headphones, and more — but supporters are also encouraged to host their own drive.

🎁 Wellspring Family Services

The nonprofit whose mission is to end family homelessness has a gift drive through Tuesday, Dec. 20. Those who want to donate in-person can find a wish list divided by age group, or they can shop online through Amazon and Target.