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Giving Tree 2019

The Annual Giving Tree at BCC is an opportunity to extend the hospitality and generosity of Christ to some of the most vulnerable in our community. This holiday season, BCC’s annual Giving Tree will provide “Hospitality Gifts” to support two local mission initiatives of the church: engaging our neighbors experiencing homelessness through the Aurora Commons and supporting families in the foster care system through KingWest Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

From Nov 17th to Dec 15th, grab a "tag" from the tree stationed in the foyer. Follow the instructions on the tag, collecting the listed items and returning them to the designated drop off location in the foyer of your BCC location by Sunday Dec 15th. We encourage individuals, small groups, roommates, etc. to take a tag(s) and assemble their gifts together! 

Want to know more about this year's gifts and the populations they will benefit? 

"Hospitality Gifts" come in two forms: 1) men’s and women’s “Gift Bags” for those experiencing homelessness and; 2) “Gift Bags” for biological families either recently reunified or vulnerable to separation. As a community, our aim is to extend hospitality and support to those who have, or are vulnerable to experiencing displacement from their homes and families. 

Support Those Experiencing Homelessness through the Aurora Commons 

Early childhood trauma has been found to be the number one contributor to homelessness in the United States. As a result, rebuilding trusted relationships is an essential component to bridging the gap with our unhoused neighbors. Aurora Commons is a welcoming space for those experiencing homelessness to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community built on mutuality and transforming relationships. To support those experiencing homelessness, take a tag and assemble a holiday “gift bag” containing cold weather items, other essentials, and special gifts. 

Support Families in the Foster Care System through KingWest DCYF 

Children enter foster care from a diversity of backgrounds and through no fault of their own. All children are affected by the separation they experience from their family. During the time they are temporarily separated, KingWest DCYF works with the children’s family to safely return them home whenever possible. We share in the hope for children and families to experience wholeness. Take a tag and assemble a holiday “Gift Bag” to provide a fun, memorable activity for a vulnerable family to experience together as well as other special gifts!

Below is what is included in each bag. 

Giving Tree BAG ITEMS | 2 Causes/Partners:

1: Aurora Commons 


• Men’s bags are green; Women’s bags are red

Women ($60): 

• $25.00 Gift card (Taco Bell, Fred Myers, Jack-in-the-box, Starbucks)

• Jewelry

• Make-up/nail polish

• Hat/gloves/scarf/socks

• Candy

Men ($60): 

• $25.00 gift card (Taco Bell, Fred Myers, Jack-in-the-box, Starbucks)

• Belt

• Nail-clippers

• Hat/gloves/socks

• Candy

2: KingWest DCYF Office 


• All items to are in a reusable shopping/tote bag

Family of 2 ($40) 

• $25 gift card (Seattle Zoo, Movies, Children’s Museum, Mohai, or Gameworks)

• Ornament, coffee mug, stationary, hats, mittens, and/or scarves (about $15)

Family of 4 ($65) 

• $50 gift card (Seattle Zoo, Movies, Children’s Museum, Mohai, or Gameworks)

• Ornament, coffee mug, stationary, hats, mittens, and/or scarves (about $15)

Family of 6 ($85) 

• $70 gift card (Seattle Zoo, Movies, Children’s Museum, Mohai, or Gameworks)

• Ornament, coffee mug, stationary, hats, mittens, and/or scarves (about $15)