Holiday Meals Campaign Hope starts with $1.92 this holiday season!
Our Holiday Meals Campaign is your opportunity to make a lasting impact in King County.
This is our city. It’s our home. And it’s our mission to make sure everyone has the chance for hope this holiday season. It starts with a $1.92 meal.
Find out how you're transforming lives
Geneva is giving thanks this holiday season ... for YOU!
Geneva spent too many holidays alone. On the run. Ready to give up. But when she came to the Mission and got a home cooked meal, she discovered God had a plan for her life.
Watch her story! This is the impact you can make through our Holiday Meals Campaign.
“Thanksgiving is so hard. I didn’t have anyone ...”
As Robert approached the Mission entrance on 2nd Avenue ... he suddenly felt the crushing weight of his past pounce upon his chest. And he prayed there’d be a place at our table.
Don’t miss Robert’s incredible story. You’ll see how your support changed his life ... just in time for Thanksgiving!
“The Mission changed ... EVERYTHING!”
When Mike came to the Mission, he’d spent most of his life homeless. And on the run. But he could never escape from the shame that clutched his heart. Or the hunger that shook his bones.
Be inspired by his video testimony ... and the good work you can make possible through our Holiday Meals Campaign!
Do you have time to give? Here are a few ways to turn your hands-on efforts into changed lives.
In addition to food for our Thanksgiving meals throughout King County, we are also assembling food baskets for poor families and families transitioning out of homelessness. Here’s what’s needed most:
- Turkeys, ham, bacon
- Instant coffee and hot cocoa
- Canned corn, green beans, carrots, refried beans
- Canned fruit
- Canned chili & stew
- Pasta & pasta sauces
For men and women on the streets, the simple gift of a blanket can make a life and death difference. As the weather gets rainier and colder, we want to make sure everyone who spends the night unsheltered has a warm blanket. No one should die just because they aren’t quite ready to come to the Mission yet.
Build a Food Box
When you participate in our Build A Food Box program, you’ll help feed a family of four — for a whole week! And it’s so easy. Learn More
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Welcome Center Receptionist
Be the face of the Mission to individuals coming in off the street at the Men's Shelter Welcome Center! You'll meet with a variety of guests, providing information, directions to transportation and other resources, clothing, hygiene products, food, etc. This position is needed 24 hours a day for men, 6:00am – 8:00pm for women. We're looking for someone who is comfortable with a variety of people, some of whom may struggle with mental illness or the harshness of homeless life. Your encounter may be the first step for many to make a change for life! More…
Serve the meals you give
Come down and see how a meal really can be the start of a whole new life. We depend on volunteers to personally welcome in our desperate guests and make them feel cared about. Your compassion will help people sense God’s love for them, and can give people comfort and dignity in hard times. Your gift of time can change lives, including your own.See more volunteering opportunities
Drop Off Location
- Distribution Center — Kent
8226 South 208th Street, Kent, WA 98032
(Entrance on the corner of 208th and 84th in Kent)
Give gifts of hope!
When you select a gift from our online Gift Catalog, you'll love knowing exactly what you're providing for somone and how it will improve their lives!
Each gift includes a FREE card to help share the impact and honor a loved one this holiday.
Furniture made by 118 Designs
Young men in our Street Outreach program transform broken and discarded lumber into quality, urban inspired, one-of-a-kind furniture.
"With Jesus at our core, we endeavor to work through the damage of our own lives in order to be restored and transformed into something beautiful," shares Bobby Martin, Director of Street Outreach.
Response to state of emergency on homelessness
The City of Seattle's declaration of a state of emergency on homelessness brings a spotlight on the complex issues around the escalating numbers of people experiencing homelessness in King County.
"We recognize that it is not enough for one agency or organization to tackle the complexities of homelessness on their own, and the community should not expect that government funding alone can fix this problem," said Jeff Lilley, president of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission.