Non-Profit Together Washington spreading Holiday cheer to vulnerable Seattle families with Toy and Food Giveaway at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School

CONTACT (Press Only):
Tim Gaydos
Executive Director, Together Washington
(206) 510-2662


On Wednesday, December 16 from 11am-3pm at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in Seattle’s Central District, Together Washington, a civic non-profit, will be spreading holiday cheer to families in need by distributing Family Emergency Kits (Feeds family of 5 for a week with fresh food) and Wrapped Toys for all the families! It has been a tough year for many families, especially the refugee/immigrant families Gatzert Elementary serves, and this Holiday drive-thru/pick-up event is intended to help families at an important time of the year.

Gatzert Address:  1301 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122 for walk up and drive thru.
Together Washington will be distributing Family Emergency Kits and toys, for free.
Ezell’s Famous Chicken will be serving free lunch of their famous chicken.
UPower will be distributing athletic gear.

With Food Bank supplies dwindling across the region, and most schools doing full remote learning, this is a critical time for Seattle’s most vulnerable families. Family Emergency Kits (which consist of fruits, vegetables, hand sanitizer, educational resources, etc) will be distributed at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Bi-lingual volunteers will be on scene to assist those who don’t speak English. Families will also be given resources and assistance in tutoring, rent abatement, utility abatement, counseling, etc.

The aim is to distribute at least 2000 kits across the city, feeding 10,000 people. There are currently opportunities to volunteer for this initiative and to sponsor any number of families. The kits are free to the families, however they cost $75/each, and we are looking for donations.  Click here to make a donation.

More information on contents of Family Emergency Kits:

  • Nutritious fruits and vegetables, protein, pasta, rice and cereal.
  • School supplies like color crayons, erasers, scissors, glue and more.
  • Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and first-aid antiseptic.
  • Paper products including toilet paper and paper towels.
  • Books, board games, and coloring books.

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