Giving Tree Goes Virtual

Oct 29, 2020 | Justice, News

Annual Giving Tree is Coming! YOU Can Still Participate in this wonderful program.

The holidays will soon be upon us! Plans are underway for another wonderful Giving Tree season at ESUC. As with most things – it is going to “look different” this year as we are not physically at church. The eight agencies we support are also going through changes. The good news is there is still a way to provide those in need with wonderful support this holiday. Specifics are still being finalized.

The giving will most likely come in the form of gift cards, monetary donations or Amazon Wish lists established by the agency. We will be running the formal program from November 18 through December 6. Keep an eye out for an email with exciting details of how to “purchase” your gift the week of November 16. If you have specific questions – please contact co-chairs Trish Webb or Emily Winstrom.

In preparation – here is a description of the agencies the ESUC Giving Tree Ministry is supporting.


Since 1909, Childhaven has been a safe and caring place for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in King County. Where hope grows and Families Flourish. They partner with parents and community to strengthen families, prevent childhood trauma and its damaging effects, and prepare children for a lifetime of well-being. They believe all children are safe and healthy; flourishing physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally; well-nurtured by family and community.

Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth delivers a broad range of services to youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. They strive for all youth having every opportunity to succeed. They partner with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. Friends of Youth envisions all youth having every opportunity to succeed.


Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in King and Snohomish counties; providing stability and helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good. Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.

Olive Crest

Transforming the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family. Olive Crest believes a strong family for every child. They are dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family. “One Life at a Time.”

Sno-Valley Senior Center

The Sno-Valley Senior Center has been serving Valley Seniors and their families since 1975. Sno-Valley Senior Center inspires, supports, and empowers seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives; and fosters powerful connections between seniors and their community.

The Sophia Way

The Sophia Way is committed to ending homelessness for women in King County. Their mission is to end homelessness for women by providing shelter, social services, and permanent housing with support.

Sound Mental Health

A community mental health agency providing effective and innovative whole-health care for the people and community we serve. Sound Mental Health offers mental health and addiction treatment service, vocational, housing, and counseling services. Their missions is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs. They provide effective and innovative whole-health care for the people and community we serve.


YouthCare invites us to help build bright futures for homeless youth. YouthCare provides services to support: prevention, engagement, shelter and housing, employment, education, and the Bridge Continuum – support to youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. They work to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

by Peggy Phillips