Thank you for your interest in donating to Lake Washington United Methodist Church’s Safe Parking Program. Below are a variety of items listed along with the best way to donate the items.

Donations of anything on this page, unless otherwise noted, can be dropped off at the church office Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. On Wednesdays, we have extended hours and are open until 5:00 PM.

Meals for LWUMC Safe Parking

LWUMC Safe Parking provides a safe space for families and women living in their cars. Volunteers can provide a warm meal for guests each evening. Please click here  for available dates, number of guests, and instructions. 


The church keeps supplies of both perishable (please contact the church for fridge space) and non-perishable food on hand for families to use for cooking their meals. Please make sure food items are not expired before donating. If you have more than a small tray or grocery bag full of items, please call 425.922.8051 to make sure we have space.

Cold Weather Items

  • Sleeping bags & Blankets
  • Coats
  • Gloves, Hats, & Scarves
  • Hand Warmers

Cash & Gift Cards

  • Cash donations can be made here.
  • Our most requested gift cards are for gas, laundry, and hair cuts

Other Items Needed

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (all sizes, especially AAA and AA)

Items We Do Not Accept

  • Clothing (unless otherwise listed)
  • Electronics
  • Baby Items
  • Toys, Books, & Games


The church keeps a variety of toiletries on hand for guests experiencing homelessness. Items needed are:

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes & floss
  • Tampons & pads
  • Adult diapers (all sizes)
  • Disposable razors
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes


*These items are not stored at the church. Please call for drop-off location: 425.681.4634

Joy Thielsen is part of a program that provides basic furniture for families who are getting into housing. This program helps people from a variety of programs including Safe Parking, McKenney Vento, Sophia Way, and St. Vincent DePaul. Recently there have been a steady stream of folks getting into housing or needing household goods. Please contact Joy for current needs and storage availability at 425.681.4634.


Items needed:

  • Gently used or new
  • Kitchen towels & dish cloths
  • Hot pads
  • Twin and Queen Mattress pads
  • Pillows
  • Twin blankets
  • Pots and Pans-esp small sauce pans
  • Glasses & Coffee Mugs
  • Dishes
  • Silverware & Cooking utensils
  • Bath towels
  • Shower curtains
  • Portable heaters
  • Small appliances-esp. toasters, coffee makers
  • Lamps
  • Furniture *please call to check need and see if there is storage available

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7525 132nd Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
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