Keeping Seattle Warm

Image of person holding box with various winter clothing and donation written on front

This was a program from Winter 2021, and is not currently active!

More than 75,000 Seattlites live below the federal poverty line, suffering from economic insecurity. The absence of suitable clothing often goes overlooked as an effect of poverty. It remains a basic need, along with food and shelter.

Clothing not only keeps the community members warm, but prevents exposure to illness. It also creates comfort for people who are houseless. This is why we’re Keeping Seattle Warm.



Where do I drop off items and what are the hours?

This was a program from Winter 2021, and is not currently active! Information shown for archival purposes only. 

All items donated can be dropped off at:

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center
517 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122


  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What types of clothing are accepted?

Donate warm top-covering clothing (e.g. sweaters, hoodies, coats) and blankets that are new or gently worn (no holes or stains) to Gay City.

Can I support beyond donating items?

Yes, you can donate by giving at or donate in person at Gay City (517 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA).

Are donations tax deductible?

At your request, we will provide documentation for your in-kind item donation and/or financial donation.

We encourage you to share this documentation with your tax representative for any tax deductible opportunities.

How will coats be distributed?

We will distribute items for free on an appointment schedule due to COVID.

However, to meet community’s needs, we will adjust as needed. No one will be turned away. 


If you have questions, we’ll find the answers.
Just want to provide feedback? We’ll take those too and incorporate into future programming and events.