Thanks to thousands of donors and almost 400 volunteers, over 1,800 children received gifts for the holidays last year.
Holiday Gift Barn is one of the biggest and most exciting annual events put on by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and it is an amazing community effort!
Each year Holiday Gift Barn serves children in the 16 zip code radius served by our food and clothing banks. We turn Pickering Barn into a huge department store where parents choose gifts and stocking stuffers for each of their children. We also have a wrapping station and child care so gifts can stay a surprise until Christmas morning.
To see the amazing transformation of Pickering Barn into the Holiday Gift Barn, check out this time lapse video!
Our COVID-19 safe plan for 2020 is to distribute gift cards to families so that they can shop online for maximum safety! See below for how to participate in this amazing program, either as a donor or a shopper.
Are you able to donate toward Holiday Gift Barn this year? For everyone's safety, we are asking for donations of gift cards or financial gifts only this year. We understand that this is a dramatic change to your gift-buying experience and we thank you for your understanding as we seek to provide the best holiday experience possible for our families while keeping everyone safe! Gift cards will allow parents to shop online to select the exact items that fit their children, restoring their dignity and giving them the joy of shopping for their family. We are asking for $25 gift cards from local businesses as well as stores like Target, Fred Meyer, Sephora, PlayStation, etc..
If you are able to help, please register as a donor and mail your donation to us at "Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027, Attention: Holiday Gift Barn program". Please include your name and address so that we can provide you a receipt and acknowledge your gift! If you'd like to make a financial donation, please designate your gift toward "Holiday Gift Barn" and we will use the funds to purchase gift cards to ensure that we have enough for each child. Checks can be mailed to the address above or you can donate online.
Want to organize a donation drive? Check out our donor toolkit for flyers, logos, and messaging.
Questions about donating? Email Erin today!
Registration for this program has closed. Any enquiries, please contact Erin