My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Holiday Treasure Chest Charity Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA
This is a small grass roots charity that has been helping local families in the Seattle area for over a decade. Each year they raise funds and donations to support hundreds of families through an annual toy warehouse in December as well as smaller projects throughout the year to local women’s shelters and food banks. The focus is helping those in a time a need with a little comfort.
I have personally worked in the December Holiday Treasure Chest distribution center. I have assisted parents who would not have had a holiday for their family without the help of this program. They were everyday people who were faced with tough choices like paying medical bills or house repairs vs toys or food for the holiday. They came in and pick out toys and gifts that were just right for their children’s interests. They also each got a trunk load of food to make the holidays a little brighter. They always come into the center tentative and walk out grateful for the support of the local community.
The Holiday Treasure Chest also supports Tubie Friends a therapy toy program providing stuffed animals with the same medical equipment that they have. When a small child has feeding tubes, cancer ports or other medical devices they feel different than everyone else. Tubie Friends provides them with a toy that has the same devices they do. This program has garnered requests from parents across the US and EU. It is amazing how much comfort something small like a stuffed animal with the same devices a child has can bring. No child should suffer alone and feel isolated because of their medical condition. Tubie friends makes a material difference in their small lives.