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2016 Ryther Giving Tree - Pick Up a Tag or Two

Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christine Miclat
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BOMA Seattle King Coutny will be supporting the 2016 Ryther Giving Tree. You can select a gift tag during the November 14th General Meeting or by contacting the BOMA office  at 206-622-8924. Your unwrapped gift can be brought to the BOMA Holiday Party on December 6th. We appreciate your support for this program!


Please read the Holiday Gift Guide below from Janelle Simms, Advancement Associate, Ryther:


Dear Holiday Gift Donors,


Thank you so much for participating in Ryther’s holiday gift program for 2016! We truly appreciate your generosity which allows us to help provide a merry and bright holiday season to the children and families in need who receive care and treatment on our campus. This year, we wanted to send along a few things to keep in mind as you purchase gifts this holiday season.


The following items are prohibited for children receiving care in our residential Cottage Program:

  •       Items that present a hazard when broken, which can include toys or keepsakes made of       glass or are ceramic.
  •       Jewelry, such as earrings and necklaces – Plastic bracelets/bracelet-making kits ok
  •       Towels or sheets. Bedspreads and/or comforter sets ok when requested
  •       Candy
  •       Make-up of any kind. Hair ties, headbands, and nail polish are always ok
  •            Flashlights

*Any movies or video games purchased should be age-appropriate. For movies, this means anything G or PG rated. Video games should be E or E10.


**Children and families receiving Outpatient care or are part of our Therapeutic Family Care program may have requested the above items. Those requests will be noted on their gift tags.**   


A few last things…

  • Children in our residential Cottage Program are constantly growing (they are kids!) and taking medications that can have an impact their weight; their clothing needs may change between now and the holidays. Because of this, we are not requesting clothing items for the Cottage Program this year, with the exception of special clothing items (sports jerseys, hats, etc.), pajamas sets, and bathrobes. In lieu of clothing, we are requesting gift cards to ensure our children’s clothing needs can be met throughout the year. We are located near the Northgate Mall, which has the following stores in the area: JCPenney’s, Old Navy, Target, ROSS, Payless Shoes, DSW Shoes, etc. Children and families in our Outpatient and our Therapeutic Family Care (Foster) programs have requested clothing items, and their sizes have been provided on their gift tags.
  • Due to storage capacity, we request that oversized stuffed animals not be donated unless specifically requested by the child you are shopping for.
  • Please do not personalize any of the gifts with the children’s names. The names provided are a pseudonym to maintain the confidentiality of our clients compliant with HIPAA requirements.
  • And, finally, be sure to attach a tag with the child/client’s code and "name” on the gift, so we know who the gift belongs to, and please do not wrap or bag the gifts! We would, however, greatly appreciate rolls of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, and gift labels if you would like to donate supplies.

Thank you for helping us kick-off the holiday season at Ryther! We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our requests. If you have any questions, please email me at janelles@ryther.org.


Janelle Simms

Advancement Associate – Ryther 

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