Holiday Resources for Children

Pierce County Toys for Tots – This provides gifts to children using donations. New, unwrapped toys, legos, games, books, bikes, video games, and more may be offered. The applications are normally processed in November and early December.

Town of Sumner as well as Bonney Lake– Applications are done by each child’s school.
ELKS 174, 2013 S Cedar Street, Tacoma, WA
West/North Pierce County application site is at 1949 S State St Room 195, Tacoma, WA, 98405. This includes most of the city of Tacoma too.
Lakewood and South Pierce County Toys for Tots program – 5712 Main St, Lakewood, WA, 98499
Long Branch Improvement Club, 4312 Key Peninsula Hwy. South
Orting Valley Fire and Rescue, 401 Washington Avenue SE, Orting, WA.
Eatonville residents can apply from 305 West Center, Eatonville, Washington. Dial 360-832-6805.
Wilderness Praise Church, 10515 269th St E, Graham, Washington
East Tacoma and Parkland – Address is 1301 E 72 St, Tacoma, WA, 98404
There are other application sites as well. Apply here.

Allen AME Church
Address is 1223 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, Washington 98405
(253) 572 – 5733
The Christmas House has free winter coats, boots, toys, and more. All gifts in Pierce County are first come, first served to low income families.

Children’s Home Society
Location 17010 S Vaughn Rd
Vaughn, WA, 98394
For information, call (253) 884-5433
They offer holiday assistance to Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula. Toys, presents, clothing, and more is for struggling/working poor parents.

Salvation Army – Tacoma and Pierce County
1501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
Main phone – (253) 572-8452
They serve Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, run the Angel Tree program, and offer other programs. Everything from free Christmas toys to food from a pantry, funds for heating bills, and vouchers are given to clients. There are also free Thanksgiving dinner meals.

Catholic Charity churches
There are several in Pierce County. Free food (including at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), clothes, free Christmas toys as well as gift cards, meals and other holiday help. There is assistance for the poor, low income, elderly, and others. More on Catholic Charity assistance programs Pierce County.

Toy Rescue Mission
Address – 607 S Winnifred St
Tacoma, WA, 98465
Telephone: (253) 460 – 6711
Toys passed out can include books, games, dolls, trucks, gift wrap, movies, stuffed animals, and more.

Black Diamond Community Center
31605 3rd Ave
Black Diamond, WA, 98010
Phone number is (360) 886-1011
Senior citizens can get a free Christmas meal. A lunch is served to clients.

Francis House
Main address – 622 4th Ave E
Puyallup, Washington 98372
Both a Thanksgiving meal with a turkey is served along with a free Christmas dinner. Small stocking stuffers may be provided too.

Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank
Address – 4425 Burnham Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA, 98332
Dial (253) 858 – 6179
Low income families and those living in poverty can be given free Christmas food baskets.

Multi-Service Center
Address is 1200 S 336th St.
Federal Way, Washington 98003
(253) 838-6810
Food, groceries, and more is given at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to Federal Way School District residents only.