South King Tool Library Executive Director Amanda Miller stands in front of the tool library located at 1700 S. 340th Street in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

South King Tool Library Executive Director Amanda Miller stands in front of the tool library located at 1700 S. 340th Street in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

Local Federal Way organizations to support on Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is GivingTuesday, and provides a chance for you to support your local community — from tools to performing arts to bonsai.

If you’re looking for ways to support in Federal Way, choose one (or more!) of the local non-profits below. GivingTuesday 2020 is Dec. 1.

Community organizations

Centerstage Theatre: Federal Way’s award-winning local community theatre has just kicked off their 2020-2021 season and tickets are now available for virtual shows through spring. This GivingTuesday, help Centerstage Theatre raise $10,000 and support local arts. The pandemic forced the theatre company to cancel half of last season and scale back on operations with only essential staff and functions remaining. To donate, visit

Federal Way Chorale: Founded in 1993, Federal Way’s 36-member has become a premier regional choir in the Puget Sound. The groups live, virtual variety show “We Need a Little Christmas” will be available for viewing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. To support the choir or donate, visit

Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation: In the three years since its inception, the foundation has helped more than 5,000 young people experience live, core curriculum performances in the Arts 4 Youth program. Donations provided will help continue the expansion of performing arts experiences to both students and the community at large. To donate, visit

Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank: While the senior center is still closed, the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays each week. Throughout the pandemic, the food bank has provided weekly resources for hundreds of families. The food bank is located at 4016 South 352nd Street in Auburn. To donate, visit

FUSION: Local nonprofit FUSION helps families and individuals transition out of homelessness into a life of stability and security. The nonprofit recently opened Federal Way’s first emergency short-term family shelter, the Pete Andersen FUSION Family Center. “The Pete” will serve 115 families or 400 individuals annually. Donations to FUSION will help provide linens, books, crafts, comfort items for children, and much more. To donate, visit

Historical Society of Federal Way: Founded in 1988, the Historical Society of Federal Way strives serve the public through researching, preserving, educating, and displaying the history of greater Federal Way to build a sense of community identity and heritage. Contributed donations will help the historical society document the city’s history for years to come. To donate, visit

Multi-Service Center: Federal Way’s MSC nonprofit provides resources for housing, food, employment, clothing, education and more. To donate, visit

Pacific Bonsai Museum: The one-of-a-kind museum in Federal Way features dozens of contemporary and traditional Bonsai exhibitions to connect you with nature. As an outdoor venue with space for social distancing, the museum remains open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and face masks are required. To donate and learn more, visit

South King Tool Library: The Federal Way tool rental organization opened in June for drive-thru tool checkouts. So far, the tool library has had more than 500 tool checkouts in the community, along with free virtual classes, repair cafes, a clothing swap and more. This GivingTuesday, the SKTL is launching a year-end fundraising campaign “Hammer-ommeter 5000,” with the goal of raising $5,000 by Dec. 31. To donate, visit

Valley Cities Behavioral Health: The Kent-based center offers inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and family support services. Donations on GivingTuesday help provide COVID-19 relief, homeless and housing programs veterans services, outreach and more. To donate, visit

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963. Courtesy photo
City to host MLK celebration

The City of Federal Way is hosting a virtual Martin Luther King… Continue reading

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a… Continue reading

The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium… Continue reading

2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon.… Continue reading

Screenshot from FWBC’s Facebook page
Federal Way Black Collective begins Health & Wellness Monday virtual discussions

In order to help others, you must first help yourself, organization’s executive director says.

Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.
Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

A scene from Assisted Living: The Musical's The Home for the Holidays. Courtesy photo
Holiday shows now streaming from Centerstage Theatre, Federal Way PAEC

A Virtual Centerstage Christmas Cabaret available through Dec. 22; PAEC’s The Home … for the Holidays for view through Dec. 24.

Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls
Santa Parade collects 3,000 pounds of canned food donations for local food banks

The Federal Way community donated 1,640 pounds of food for the Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank

35th Avenue Skate and Snow is located at
Local skate shop donates $1.5K to MSC food bank from shoe raffle

35th Avenue Skate and Snow sought donations to the nonprofit for a chance to purchase Nike SB sneakers.

Most Read