It’s the holiday season and for many, that means the giving season. Three Washington cities were just ranked as some of the most generous cities in the nation so why not help maintain our good reputation and give back to those in need this holiday season. Don’t know where to start? We have you covered.

Here are 5 local Seattle organizations you can donate to this holiday season.

Northwest Harvest

Food insecurity is an issue that exists across the nation and has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest Harvest is always in need of food to help feed Washington’s hungry. You can donate through food donations, funds, or volunteer your time.

Artist Trust

Seattle and Washington as a whole have always had a rich arts scene, it’s part of what makes our state so wonderful. One of the best ways to ensure that artists can continue to create and share their work is through purchasing works and grants. Since 1986, Artist Trust has been investing in individual artists of all disciplines in Washington State and you can continue this legacy by donating funds this holiday season.

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YouthCare

YouthCare is a local organization that works to end youth homelessness. Their goal is to “ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.” This holiday season they need donations of essential items like clothing, hygiene supplies, gift cards, and more. You can also give back by donating and volunteering.

Jubilee Women’s Center

This organization “supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman, at a time.” Their services address barriers to women, help women build resiliency, and also help them ensure long-term success. You can give back to Jubilee this holiday season through clothing donations, cash donations, and also by purchasing items on residents’ wishlists.

Treehouse

Treehouse works to help ensure that children in the foster care system get to enjoy childhood and also help to build a future for them. They do this through supporting education, ensuring that children have essential items, and also get to have experiences. Additionally, they help refer children to other resources. You can give back to Treehouse this holiday season through cash donations.

These are just a few of many wonderful local organizations that need your support this holiday season. Whether you can only donate a can of food or have plenty to give, giving back is always a great choice. Happy holidays folks!