Treehouse accepting donations for kids in foster care

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:44pm
  • News

Treehouse’s Holiday Magic program makes the holidays brighter for 5,500 kids in foster care statewide by raising money to buy each one a meaningful gift such as a bicycle or the latest electronic gadget.

Now in its 29th year, the program relies on individual donations and donation drives hosted by a variety of groups in the community.

“Anyone from an office or school to a place of worship can host a holiday donation drive. Individuals and families can host drives too,” said Dana Petrarca, community engagement oficer at Treehouse, which gives youth in foster care a childhood and a future. “We’ll make sure you have everything needed for a successful drive that gets everyone in the holiday spirit.”

To get started, download the drive host toolkit at www.treehouseforkids.org/holiday, or visit www.treehouseforkids.org and click “Donate” to give directly.

More in News

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

The Redmond City Council adopted the Community Strategic Plan at the Oct. 15 regular business meeting. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Redmond council adopts community strategic plan

Strategic plan reflects the priorities of the community.

Washington students running out of time to meet MMR requirements

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

Ashley Hiruko/staff photo 
                                Redmond’s new police chief Darrell Lowe stands outside the Redmond Police Department on Nov. 13. Lowe comes from Santa Monica PD, where he spent 27 years serving.
Redmond’s first black police chief talks on transparency and race

He spent 27 years at the police department in Santa Monica.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

LWSD now second-largest district in Washington

2019-20 brings an 11th year of significant growth to the district.

Most Read