Holiday Adopt-A-Family™

Support a Student for the Holidays!


You can spread holiday cheer and make a difference for Bellevue children in need by participating in this year’s Holiday Adopt-A-Family™ program.

Thanks to the community’s generosity, last year, we provided holiday support to more children than ever before. Over 1,000 children received food and gift support during the 2020 holiday season!

This year, we are focusing on providing holiday gift, food, and clothing support to the most vulnerable students in Bellevue who are experiencing homelessness* or living in foster care. 



To support Bellevue children, please make a donation of a $100 gift card from one of the following local Bellevue stores:

  • The Bellevue Collection
  • Old Navy
  • Safeway
  • Target
  • QFC

Your donated gift cards will need to be dropped off at the former Lakeshore Learning Store, located at 11027 Northeast 4th St. in Bellevue on Monday, December 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The former Lakeshore Learning Store is located directly across the street from Bellevue City Hall.

All gift cards will then be prepared and delivered to the Bellevue School District Family Connection Centers by Bellevue LifeSpring elves, otherwise known as our amazing volunteers! The Family Connection Center staff will deliver the gift cards directly to the students through a discreet and respectful process. 

Questions? Please contact Kris Howard and

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* What does experiencing homelessness look like for a Bellevue student?

Bellevue students experiencing homelessness can be in situations where they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. These students may live in doubled-up housing, hotels or motels, homeless shelters, transitional housing, or domestic violence shelters. They may be living in cars, parks, or other public spaces. They may be living in youth shelters or living in temporary foster care placement. Regardless of the details, unstable housing often has severe consequences for kids.

Currently, there are 263 children here in Bellevue experiencing some form of houselessness. This is just the reported number. We know many more families may not report due to stigmas or fears associated with homelessness.


Are you interested in supporting a student beyond the holiday season by providing a full year of assistance? Contact Travis Thompson at to learn more about our Student Success Sponsor program.