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Christmas Volunteer Opportunities in Puget Sound

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Salvation Army
Toy N Joy Event
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
December 20, 21 and 22
http://www.salvationarmynw.org

Tuesday, December 20: Help sort toys to turn CenturyLink Exhibition Center into a festive distribution center for their Toy N Joy Event!
Wednesday, December 21: Help families shop for gifts for their children by being an “elf” personal shopper.
Thursday, December 22: Help clean and return the Center to its original state.
Interested in volunteering? Email Volunteer.Coordinator@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Bread of Life Mission
Saturday and Sunday
December 24 and 25
97 S. Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206.682.3579
http://www.breadoflifemission.org

Bread of Life will be serving three meals over Christmas weekend. You are welcome to volunteer to help serve on Christmas Eve (December 24). Breakfast will be served from 8:00am – 10:00am and Dinner will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. On Christmas Day, dinner will be served from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Click HERE for the online volunteer form.

Tacoma Rescue Mission
Monday – Sunday
December 19 – 25
425 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.383.4493
http://www.rescue-mission.org

This holiday season Tacoma Rescue Mission is asking all volunteers to give a $10 donation to reserve their spot for serving with them. It is a $1.87 to serve one meal so this will serve 5 people during their busiest time of the year. Click to fill out their one-time-only volunteer form HERE. The Tacoma Rescue Mission volunteer specialist will get you scheduled to serve with them during Christmas Week. Call 253.383.4493.

Sophia Way
December 19 -24
700 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.463.6285 ext. 102
http://www.SophiaWay.org

For the holiday season, Sophia Way is looking for volunteers who are able to deliver donated gifts to clients at home. Volunteers will pick up gifts at the Sophia Way offices located in downtown Bellevue, and deliver them to clients residing on the Eastside. The holiday season is often a difficult time for many of Sophia Way clients and they want to bring their families as much joy as possible.

Seattle Union Gospel Mission
3800 South Othello Street
Seattle, WA 98118
206.723.0767
http://www.ugm.org

Cast your vote for the Facebook Blanket Giveaway contest! Nominate Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to win FREE blankets, and you’ll help bring warmth and comfort to Seattle’s homeless. Ask your Facebook friends to nominate Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission too! The more entries an organization has, the better their chance of winning. Facebook contest ends on Tuesday, January 3. Click HERE to nominate!

You can also make the season bright with Union Gospel Mission’s Holiday Gift Catalog. It’s filled with meaningful and affordable gift ideas for everyone on your list. Shop to honor a special friend, teacher, co-worker or family member this Christmas while helping change lives right here in Seattle! Each gift comes with a FREE gift card. Instantly print your card and give to the person you wish to honor. Click HERE for the online catalog.

Key Bank host “The Great Winter Warm-Up” for the Salvation Army
December – January, 2012

Simply visit any KeyBank location and donate new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks. Cash donations are also welcome… KeyBank kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation to The Salvation Army! Donations will be accepted through mid-January.

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