Seattle Children's Home has a variety of year-round needs that you can help to fulfill. From items that are used by the children, to items that are used by the staff to care for them: we can use your help!

Facility Needs:
  • Office paper and supplies
  • Printing and copying services
  • Heavy and durable picnic table
  • Truck (preferably with lift gate)
  • UTV or maintenance-type vehicle (golf cart is acceptable)
  • 32-inch television (LCD, Plasma, and/or DLP TVs)
Client Needs:
  • Xbox non-violent games
  • Athletic equipment (street/mountain bikes, elliptical machine, competition skateboards, helmets, basketballs, hulahoops, etc.)
  • Artist’s quality art supplies—no metal
  • New plush toys without ribbons, wire, or metal
  • Model cars, planes, etc.
  • Gift cards to Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Best Buy, etc.
  • Tickets and passes to: Movie Theatres, Pacific Science Center, Woodland Park Zoo, other area attractions and events.
  • Gaming Chairs
Outpatient Therapy Needs:
  • Children’s books 
  • Portable digital audio tape recorder
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Mini trampolines
Seattle Children’s Home is a fully certified non-profit mental health agency governed by a volunteer board of directors. As such we have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and all your gifts, material or financial, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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  • Guilds
    The Dorothy Dixon Allen and Kerry Oliver Guilds are an active group of enthusiastic, hardworking and committed volunteers dedicated to the advancement and growth of Seattle Children's Home. There are more than 75 members who take pride in pursuing the mission of the Home by conducting fundraising and friend-raising projects throughout the year.

    • Kerry Oliver Guild (KOG)

      History: Kerry Oliver was a dedicated housewife, a mother of several young children, and a friend of Seattle Children's Home. She was one of the first members of an auxiliary which began in 1982. After Kerry Oliver's untimely death in 1983, the members received their charter and named the guild in her honor.

      Activities: Over the years, the Kerry Oliver Guild has organized a number of different events, the proceeds of which went directly to Seattle Children's Home. These events included selling tickets for ACT Theatres, ladie's luncheons and most recently serving as the planning committee for the Wine Women & Shoes event.

    • Dorothy Dixon Allen Guild (DDA)

      History: Dorothy Dixon Allen was born in Missoula, Montana on July 4, 1903. She graduated from the University of Montana and married W.M. Allen in 1927. After moving to Seattle, Mrs. Allen served on the Board of Seattle Children's Home in the late 30's and early 40's. She was a dedicated volunteer, and particularly enjoyed reading to children in the Home's library. After her death in 1943, the guild was named in her honor. She was the mother of two daughters who are now members of the DDA Guild.

      Recent Activities:
      • Supported the Remodel of the Cafeteria
      • Major Landscape Renewal project        
      • Remodeled and supplied the campus library
      • Children's playground equipment

In addition, it has become an annual tradition for the guild and their spouses to gather for a potluck dinner in support of SCH.  Year after year, this event continues to raise thousands of dollars to fund capital improvements for the Seattle Children's Home campus.

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Throughout the year, generous supporters help us fund our mission-based work with children through events that they host.  If you are interested in hosting a party, or opening up your business to an event to benefit Seattle Children’s Home, please contact Tiffany Crosby, Development Manager, at 206-298-9670 or Events over the years to honor friends, sell products, or simply get friends together for a great cause has raised thousands of dollars for SCH.
  To protect the privacy, safety and security of the clients that SCH serves, we are not able to offer volunteer opportunities working directly with our clients.  Similarly, we are unable to accommodate court-ordered community service.

We do use volunteers to support our special events and we often are able to accommodate groups of 10-20 people for special work projects.  For more information about these opportunities contact Tiffany Crosby at 206-298-9670 or


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Behavioral Healthcare Center for Children, Youth and Families
1033 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Phone (206) 242-1698
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