Holiday Gift Barn

Thanks to thousands of donors and almost 400 volunteers, over 1,800 children received gifts for the holidays last year.

Holiday Gift Barn is one of the biggest and most exciting annual events put on by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Each year Holiday Gift Barn serves children in the Issaquah School District. We turn Pickering Barn into a huge department store where parents choose gifts and stocking stuffers for each of their children. We also have a wrapping station and child care so gifts can stay a surprise until Christmas morning.

To see the amazing transformation of Pickering Barn into the Holiday Gift Barn, check out this time lapse video

Holiday Gift Barn shopping will take place December 4th and 5th this year! Continue to check our website for important program updates and more information for the 2019 Holiday Gift Barn event.


Are you interested in donating gifts for Holiday Gift Barn this year? Gift drop-off is Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd between 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah (1730 10th Avenue NW across from Costco). Staff will be available to graciously accept brand new, unwrapped gifts and you are welcome to come in during drop-off to help sort your donations to the appropriate area. Check out our donor toolkit for gift ideas and all the details. If you haven't already, please be sure to register as a donor so that we know who to thank!

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Questions about donating? Email Bonnie or call her at 425-392-4123 x14. 


It took almost 400 volunteers to make this event run smoothly last year and we are so appreciative of this fabulous community effort! This event would not be possible without volunteer help. If you're interested in volunteering for Holiday Gift Barn in 2019, there are a variety of volunteer options, from set up and decorating, to organizing gifts, or helping families wrap gifts. Most volunteer opportunities are for people 16 years and older, but check the volunteer registration page for all available shifts as well as limited opportunities for younger volunteers.

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Volunteer questions? Email Lisa or call her at 425-392-4123 x10. 


Did you miss your Holiday Gift Barn shopping time at Pickering Barn or haven't been able to shop yet? Monday 12/9 through Thursday 12/12, we'll have holiday shopping available in our clothing bank during regular shopping hours. Anyone who hasn't already shopped, lives within our clothing bank service area and has registered as a client in 2019 is eligible to shop. Please see important details below.

PLEASE NOTE - There are new eligibility requirements for holiday shopping this year. All participants need to bring proof of address documentation for the parent, as well as for each of the children you would like to shop for. Examples of proof of address include a utility bill, DSHS letter, medical letter, etc..  Your proof of address must show that you and your child(ren) live within our service area.  Providing documentation that your children reside in your household (medical card, social security card, school letter, etc) is required.

For more information and important program details, please see our client registration toolkit!