Want to help but not sure how? Here are a few areas we could use your skills:


Social Media– Assist in updating, adding informative posts, monitor BOH social sites and respond

Volunteer Committee- Assist Coordinator in maintaining the volunteer database, respond to inquiries and recruit more volunteers

Call Intake Committee- Be on-call (you select shifts) for incoming calls that come into out HelpLine

Finance Committee- Assitst Treasurer and/or Bookkeeper with input/collecting data/generating reports/etc.

Events Coordinator– Create planning committees when we launch an upcoming event, organize details, delegate and manage/oversee the event



Gift ideas for children in emergency shelters:

  • Tickets – What an amazing opportunity to give a struggling family (typically those currently in emergency shelters) a fun activity they can do together and forget about their crisis situation, for a little bit by donating tickets to the Seattle Center, Pacific Science Center, Family Fun Center, Wild Waves, NW Trek, Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo, Great Wolf Lodge, sporting events, Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Chuck E. Cheese, ride up the Space Needle or on a ferry boat, also shows, plays, movies, museums, and other activities in the Seattle, Everett, Eastside areas.
  • Restaurant Gift Cards –This is a real treat for many kids and mothers to have a sense of normalcy and privilege. Some ideas are Subway, Red Robin, The Cheese Factory, Applebee’s, IHOP, Denny’s, Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks and other family-friendly restaurants.
  • Clothing Gift Cards – Many of the children in the shelter are giving clothes that have been handed down/donated. What a great feeling to be able to pick out something new! Payless Shoes, Old Navy, JC Penney, Sears, Target, Fred Meyer, Wal-Mart and other department stores would be helpful.