List of Local Orgs Who Give Back During the Holidays

In the spirit of giving, here is a list of organizations helping to provide Thanksgiving meals for local families:

Nisqually Party For a Purpose, the parent charity for the Yelm Pub Crawl already donated 40 turkey dinners to families this year for the McKenna Elementary Turkey Bingo to support McKenna Elementary families. Great work, Scotty Brown - Windermere Real Estate - Yelm!

Bounty For Families Gift of Gobble: For ten consecutive years, the Gift of Gobble has annually fed 25 families from Joint Base Lewis–McChord, 27 families from nine local churches, six families from community schools and dozens of individual families nominated by friends and colleagues. A donation of $60 will feed a holiday meal to a local family of six. If you would like to donate, stop by the 507 Taproom and Filling Station. who will be donating $1 for every pint to support the program between 5-9 p.m. this evening or visit

Lackamas PTO is accepting donations for their Giving Tree! Donations are collected during pickup and drop off through tomorrow and donations can also be sent to the school with your child marked for PTO Giving Tree or dropped off in our box in the form of cash or check made payable to Lackamas PTO.

VFW Post 5580 is donating meals to the school district for families in need. They have 120 meals planned right now. More information can be found here

Perfect Potluck is collecting items for hygiene kits for Yelm High School students who are classified as homeless. More information can be found here

It’s inspiring to see the amount of effort that is put in by our community members to give back! If you know of a charity or a way to give, please email