It’ll be the holiday season before you know it and for many, that means the giving season. Washington is generally regarded as one of the most generous states in the nation, with three local cities being recognized last year. Don’t know where to start? We have you covered.

Here are 8 local Seattle organizations you can make donations to and give back to this holiday season.

Northwest Harvest


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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.

Seattle Homeless Outreach

This organization is “a nonprofit organization providing outreach services to those experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.” You can help them by donating money and volunteering your time to participate in outreach services. You can also become a sponsor or partner depending on your level of ability to contribute.

Artist Trust


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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.


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.

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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.

The Common Acre


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The Common Acre is a unique local organization that works to restore “relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, and art.” They actively work in reimagine public spaces, with a focus on the medium of food. They have multiple ways that you can give back and support their mission like donating, work parties, and even ways to learn so that you can help directly impact your own community.


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.

Dress for Success


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Chances are that you have some old clothing laying around probably getting ready for a trip to Goodwill. Before you do that, if it’s in good, clean condition, consider bringing it to Dress for Success instead. The organization helps women and strives for a world where women are “financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families.” Donate your clothes, time or even host a donation drive.

These are just a few of many wonderful local Seattle organizations that need your donations and 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.