Since 1979, the Seattle Times has helped support some of the most vulnerable members of the Puget Sound community through its Fund For The Needy. Generous readers of The Seattle Times have donated a total of more than $20 million, 100 percent of which goes directly to local agencies who address critical community needs. As a 501 (c) (3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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About the Seattle Times
The Seattle Times is an independent news media company providing coverage you won’t find anywhere else. Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times remains a family-owned business deeply rooted in the community and committed to principled, investigative news coverage.
Dedicated to the highest standards of journalism, the time is the winner of ten Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, and has also been a finalist on 14 other occasions since 1982.
Reaching more Northwest adults than any other local media, The Seattle Times offers a diverse range of quality content across print and digital platforms. Readers will find news and information that is timely, relevant and easy to access.
About Fund For The Needy
The Fund For The Needy helps local nonprofit agencies specializing in preventative and remedial services for families and individuals at risk. Your donation means these agencies can provide more people with the opportunity to make a change for the better. A full 100 percent of the donations received are distributed to the following agencies, serving children, families and seniors:
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) provides an array of support and behavioral health services to Asian and Pacific Islander populations in a multicultural, multilingual setting.
Atlantic Street Center (ASC) provides anger management, counseling and parenting classes that help transform the lives of many young people who need support and direction.
Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match local volunteers with children who need one-to-one relationships with caring adults.
Childhaven comes to the rescue of abused and neglected children with intervention, love and healing, as well as benefiting the community by changing human lives scarred by violence. It offers drug-affected babies and toddlers uninterrupted foster care and therapeutic day care.
Hopelink helps homeless and low-income children, families and seniors, as well as people with disabilities. In addition to operating food banks and an emergency shelter, Hopelink provides transitional housing, counseling, child care, transportation and adult literacy training.
Kent Youth and Family Services (KYFS) provides professional counseling, education and support services to children, youth and their families in our community, developing innovative programs that meet the evolving challenges of our diverse community in culturally sensitive ways.
Kindering Center is a birth-to-age-three early intervention program providing individualized, family-centered services for children who are disabled, medically fragile or vulnerable because of abuse or neglect.
The Salvation Army helps provide basics — housing, utilities, food and clothing — that get people back on their feet. They also provide extras that brighten hearts, like holiday meals and toys.
Sound Generations Senior Services is dedicated to providing information and services for older adults and their loved ones. Through programs like Meals on Wheels and neighborhood senior centers, Senior Services is working to make King County a better place to age.
Treehouse helps kids in foster care through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences that every child deserves.
Wellspring Family Services strengthens families by providing a variety of counseling-based services, including child care and resources for homeless families and education and treatment for batterers to end the cycle of domestic violence.
Youth Eastside Services helps young people and their families overcome drug and alcohol issues, avoid teen violence, pregnancy and suicide, and resolve family conflicts through counseling and community outreach.
How to donate to Seattle Times Fund For the Needy
To donate, visit the Fund For The Needy website. On the donation website, you can also read success stories and find out about benefit events.
If you choose, when filling out the donation form, you name OR a personalized message will be printed in the paper edition and listed on the Seattle times website. The donor list is updated and published regularly throughout the season.
Ensure that local nonprofits will continue to provide vital programs and services that serve the most vulnerable in the Puget Sound region. Donate generously this holiday season.