This time of year reminds us all of what is most important in our lives.  We spend time with friends and family, we enjoy ourselves and we give back.   From December 1 thru December 17th, twelve local businesses will be coming together with Hope Creek Charitable Foundation to support twelve local charities by collecting items needed to support, assist and bless that charity.


Abramson Family Chiropractic, Holistic Family Medicine, and Besides Still Waters in Everett– SponsoringHope Creek Charitable Foundation- Tailgate Program. Having a meal is one thing, having it hot is another thing. Adding in a smile, a hug, or a kind word takes that one hot meal and makes it fuel for that person to thrive.

Donations: Winter Socks, Winter Coats, Toiletries, Sleeping Bags, Blankets


Chick Fil A in Bothell –sponsoring Hope Creek Charitable Foundation—Backpack Program. 200 Students every week receive a backpack full of food to last them through the weekend. Without the food, they would otherwise go hungry.

Donations: Tuna/Chicken pouches, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Granola Bars, Spaghetti O’s


Vimly Benefit Solutions in Mukilteo –sponsoring Beautiful Soles. Families facing adversity often have trouble keeping up with their children’s rapid growth or hard wear on their shoes. Just as a house is built on a solid foundations, proper shoes help growing children.

Donations: New shoes for Boys and Girls


Social Grounds in Bothell- Cardiac ICU Unit of University of Washington Hospital. Patients ranging in age from 20-80 stay for long periods of time while they deal with heart disease and/or heart transplants. Donations: Sudoku/ Crossword, Playing Cards, Colored Pencils, Paint Sets, & Adult Coloring Books


Spotted Cow in Mill Creek- sponsoring the Everett Gospel Mission. You can help provide food, shelter, and holistic Christ-centered help for men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness or trapped in poverty.


Donations: Winter Socks, Winter Coats, Winter Hats, Winter Gloves, and Winter Scarves


China City in Mill Creek –sponsoring the Everett Gospel Mission.  One of the largest food banks in Snohomish county, serving over 100 families each Thursday, the Mill Creek Community Food Bank never turns anyone in need away. Donations: Canned soups, Canned Chili, Canned Meats, Peanut Butter, and Jelly

Hot yoga of mill creek is sponsoring washed mobile
Providing hope to the homeless, one load at a time. Mobile laundry truck goes place to place washing the clothes of the homeless.
Donations: Laundry Soap, Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets


Garlic Jim’s 3922 148th St SE #101 is sponsoring shower to the people
A simple as a shower is, it’s gold to the homeless. Offering hot showers, clothes, toiletries and a friendly smile twice a week in Everett and Lynnwood.
Donations: Nail Clippers, Toenail Clippers, Ponchos, Shower Essentials, Men’s and Women’s Underwear


Frost donuts is Sponsoring Domestic Violence of Snohomish County
A safe place for battered Women and their children, helping them with temporary housing,
immediate shelter, and food.
Donations: Diapers of all sizes, Toiletries, Gift Cards (Target, Safeway, & Fred Meyer)


Nothing Bundt cakes is sponsoring Cocoon House
Increasing the families knowledge and ability to manage developing teens, they are re-building trust, which pre-vents more teens from experiencing homelessness.
Donations: Teen Clothing, Personal Toiletries, Slippers, Pajamas, and Socks


Windermere 18323 Bothell Everett HWY is sponsoring YWCA Trinity House
Lynnwood apartment complex with programs to help reunite families facing homelessness and build housing stability.
Donations: Gas Cards, Shampoo / Conditioner, Bus Passes, Laundry Supplies, Shaving Supplies


Artisan framing in mill creek is sponsoring CareNet pregnancy resource center
Offering hope by providing compassionate practical care, life-affirming resources related to pregnancy, sexual health and abortion recovery.
Donations: Make-up Bags, Compact Mirrors, Pocket Size Facial Tissue, Travel Size Hand Lotion, Diapers (all sizes)


We invite you to come and be a part of the giving this Christmas season. To make a donation, just stop by the any of the businesses listed above to find out more about what items are being collected during the first 12 days of December.



If you are a business who is interested in collecting for a local charity, please contact We appreciate your support to make this a wonderful holiday season for those most in need. 

backpacks of hope

BACKPACKS OF HOPE provides weekend meals for children and their families every week of the school year. (approximately 40 weeks of the year). We believe in feeding both the children and their parents. In the 2015-16 school year we served 100 families weekly from local schools in the Everett, Snohomish and Edmonds School District. We hope to add an additional 50 families for the 2016-17 school year.

Backpacks are filled on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. If you want to get involved in packing , leading a food drive at a local grocery store, or donating to this program, complete the volunteer form. There is a Food Bin in the lobby of Gold Creek Church where you can drop off donations Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.


We have partnered with different senior centers to provide a special program or activity each month. Activities include children and parents and include events such as decorating pumpkins with the patients,  Veteran’s day programs, a resident fashion show, Christmas caroling and more.


We maintain a volunteer-driven garden that provides fresh food to those in need in our area. We donate a percentage of our harvest to the Mill Creek Food Bank and also for families and volunteers in our community. Last year 750 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables were harvested and donated.

Please email us at if you are interested in volunteering. We would love to have you join us!

Women smile for camera while volunteering for Day of Hope.

Once a year more than 2000 volunteers participate throughout Snohomish County completing big and small projects in their communities. County parks, local Elementary and High schools, Cocoon House, McCollum Pool, Trinity Home, Interfaith Home, family residences and senior citizen’s homes are among some of the projects that are populated by a “sea” of volunteers. Also, oil changes, haircuts, car washes, manicures and a health clinic will be provided free of charge in various locations.

Click here to submit a project or volunteer for Day of Hope

Who can get food from The Mill Creek Community Food Bank? 

The Mill Creek Community Food Bank mission is to provide assistance for our neighbors in need. Everyone is Welcome here. 


What kind of food does the Food Bank give?  

Basic Staples, Canned Food, Fresh Produce, Dairy Products, Meat, and Bread 

When available we give Pet Food, Diapers/Baby Food, and Toiletries 

Do I bring anything to receive food No, all we ask is your name and birth date, the names and birth date of your family members and where you live. ID is helpful to speed up the process.  

If you have shopping bags that is helpful, but not required 


Do you need to know how much money I make Nope!  


To make a shopping reservation please call 425-316-3333 or sign up online at 


Hours: Our food bank is open every Thursday from 4 -7pm and Saturday’s Noon-2pm (Reservations only) 

Phone: 425-316-3333 

Location: In the back parking lot of Gold Creek Community Church- Come to the white tent!  

4326 148th St. SE. Mill Creek WA 98012


Donations are always welcome! 

Currently we are in the biggest need of:  Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal and Pancake Mix. 


Donation drop off location are: 

If you are interested in volunteering, new volunteers are ALWAYS welcome!

Contact us at 425-316-3333 or email and we would be happy to send you some information on how to join our team!

TAILGATE On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, a team of volunteers serves dinner to the homeless and those in need in downtown Everett. We provide a hot meal, sack lunch, personal toiletries, gently used clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. An average of 120-140 guests are served each time. Besides providing the basic essentials, we believe in building relationships of trust, hope, and friendship. If you want to find out more or get involved complete the volunteer form.