We serve youth in the state of Washington through unique programs in communities, homeless shelters, and workplaces.
With your help, we extend opportunities to help the children and their families.
DAVE "HENDU" HENDERSON SCHOLARSHIP
It all started when...
Dave “Hendu” Henderson was a former major league baseball player. Dave started his career as the first player drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1977. In 1986, Henderson hit a ninth-inning, two-out, two-strike epic homer that lifted the Red Sox to a Game 5 victory over the Angels in the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox won games 6 & 7 to advance to the World Series. During his 14 seasons in the major leagues, he also played for the Oakland A’s. He was on their last championship team in 1989 and was with the team for two other World Series appearances. Dave’s autographs were always signed “Hendu, still having fun.”
Off the field, he carried on his life in leadership roles helping kids by co-founding Rick’s Toys for Kids. He was also actively involved in sponsoring events and fundraisers to find a cure for Angelman’s syndrome, the disease his son has bravely lived with since birth.
250 – 300 word double spaced essay on:
“How does getting an education make you smile everyday?"
Use Dave “’Hendu” Henderson Education Scholarship in subject line.
Description: Academic Scholarship for high school seniors
Award Amount: $5,000.00
Academic Year: 2019-2020
Award Notification: November 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Friday, October 5th, 2018.
Type of Student: High School Seniors
Situations Funded: Tuition and books only (checks will be made to financial institution)
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.0
Submission: online or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail To: Toys for Kids - Hendu Scholarship / PO Box 2104/ Issaquah, WA 98027
With the funds that we raise, through the generosity of our sponsors and individual donors, we are able to make sure that Santa Claus is alive and well and will show up for these kids during the holidays. With the 20+ plus agencies we support they are able to purchase toys and have their holiday parties each year. Toy for Kids attends these parties to help fill these kids hearts with hope and joy.
DONATE $ TO PURCHASE TOYS
We are taking donations to purchase toys for over 11,000 kids. As little as $5 will purchase a toy for a kid.
BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRCUTS
Toys for kids partners with Joe Bae salon to give the Children of the Broadview Shelter Back to School Haircuts. They are treated to haircuts and yummy treats. When they are all done they finish up with a beautiful photo. All of the professionals donate their time. Just before the Children leave they are given a gift bag of goodies and treats.
vOLUNTEER TO BE A STYLIST
We are always looking for hairstylists and barbers that would like to volunteer their time for a day.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Many children depend on a nutritious lunch to help them through their school day. Per the 2015-16 report by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State, 36% of Seattle Public School District students are on free or reduced-price meals. This is based on parents filling out meal applications. If a child is unable to pay for their meal, a debt has started. Families will receive an invoice from the school district to pay the debt.
The average debt for Seattle Public Schools total is $20,531.79.
Every year Toys for Kids decides on a school district to pay off their hot lunch debt.
dONATE TO HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Just $30 will feed 10 students
F.L.Y. - FIRST LOVE YOURSELF
Toys for kids partners with Joe Bae Salon to give the parent of domestic violence and homeless shelters a day to feel special and spread their wings. They are treated to haircuts, manicures, and even get their make up done by Megan Yamamoto Makeup. When they are all done they finish up with a beautiful photo. All of the professionals donate their time. Just before the they leave are given a gift bag of goodies and treats to take home.
Want to donate/be a sponsor/volunteer
Joe Bae Salon
Bellevue, WA 98004
BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACKS
Providing school children with essential supplies they need to learn can be expensive, but Toys for Kids is here to help. Items such as backpacks, pens, paper, or other basic school supplies are donated to the kids in Seattle. Supplies can be obtained at the yearly Back to School Supplies Drive.
donate SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Every year Toys for Kids works to donate $5,000 towards supplies. Just $20 helps one student.