Holiday magic swept through Miller Community Center Saturday, Dec. 13, when 1,055 toys were given to local children. Miller Community Center and the Country Doctor Community Clinic hosted their annual holiday party for patients and underprivileged families in Seattle.
About 2,500 people joined the celebration assisted by volunteers from Holy Names, the Seattle Police and Explorers, Country Doctor staff, Garfield High School students and Lake Street Catering.
Families enjoyed lunch and craft activities and received visits from Santa Claus and Miss Washington. Music was provided by DJ George Yasutake.
Every child went home with a toy donated from Toys for Kids, Toys for Tots, Thumbs Up Farm or Ira Culver House. The leftover goodies were sent to Garfield Community Center, Atlantic House and the Union Gospel Mission.
Seattle Parks would like to thank Maintenance Laborer Robert Verdecias and clinic staff Laury Mckean and Darla Bratton for their support with this event.
Yesler Community Center saw hundreds of happy children on Dec. 6 at Harborview Medical Center Children’s Holiday Party. Community children and the hospital’s pediatric patients received gifts and enjoyed visits from local superheros. The event was made possible with the help of volunteers from UW Medicine, Safe Kids Seattle, Toy for Kids, Seattle Mariners RBI Club and scores of individuals!
Seattle Mariners Rick Rizz, Dave Henderson and Dan Wilson helped sponsor the event.
Spider-Man shares his superpower with children.
Seattle police share in the fun.
Children practice crossing the street safely.
See more event photos here.
Seattle Park and Recreation’s Miller Community Center and the Country Doctor Community Clinic will host their annual holiday party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, for clinic patients and other underprivileged families in Seattle.
The event will take place at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E) and will include music, crafts, a bouncy house, face painting and more. The holiday party is open to everyone and all activities are free.
Children under 12 will receive a holiday gift and enjoy games and everyone will be served a free meal provided by Lake Street Catering. Gifts are provided by Toys for Kids, Toys for Tots, Ida Culver House and Thumbs Up Farm.
For more information, please call event coordinator Lori Van Norman at 206-684-5078 or call the community center at 206-684-4753.