TLHOA Helps FW Families in Need

Each year Federal Way Cares for Kids (FWCFK) partners with the Federal Way School District to provide holiday cheer for families in need. This year with your help, we (TLHOA) would like to support this program.  The Twin Lakes Homeowners Association (TLHOA) office will be a drop-off site for collecting new, unwrapped toys.

Who They Are: FWCFK is a community coalition which coordinates the talents, resources, and skills of local organizations and individuals to maximize support received by kids and families served by Federal Way Schools.

What They Do: They partner with families in the Federal Way School District to help support them around the holidays, beginning of school year, and as other opportunities arise.

Holiday Event: Each year FWCFK partners with the Federal Way School District to provide holiday cheer for families in need. They hold an amazing event where families get to come shop in the FWCFK “store” for gifts for their children, along with free wrapping, Santa pictures, and a gift of a ham for their holiday meal.  While their guardians shop, the children get to make gifts for them and enjoy some holiday cheer. With their community partnerships and over 200 volunteers, we were able to serve over 700 children in need last holiday season.

Ways You Can Help:

  • Donate Gifts – Drop off new, unwrapped gifts to any South King County Fire & Rescue Station or the Federal Way Police Department main lobby or the Twin Lakes HOA Office. Gifts must be received by Monday, December 11th.
  • Money – Monetary donations are accepted on the website fwcaresforkids.org to be used to purchase gifts for children.
  • Volunteer – They need volunteers to work several different areas of the event from Personal Shoppers, to gift wrappers, Santa’s pictures. etc. Let’s show the folks of Federal Way that the people living in Twin Lakes are a caring community by donating your time, gifts or money to help those who may not have a bright as Christmas if it were not for your help.

For all donations and volunteer opportunities, information about date and times of volunteer opportunities, and to register to help please go to the website www.federalwaycares.org, and let them know you’re a Twin Lakes HOA member who cares!

TLHOA 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Friends and neighbors,

We are doing a Thanksgiving Food Drive in our HOA this year with all donated foods going to the Multi Service Center (MSC)  in Federal Way.   You can drop off your donated items at our HOA Office, or if you have items and would like us to pick up, please contact Steven Adams, our Community Manager at 253-250-3747 and we’ll have our Security Officers come by and pick them up. Our deadline for getting our donated items to the MSC is by Friday, November 17. They will be distributing food baskets on November 20, 21, and 22.  

The MSC has provided us with the following suggested list of items for the holiday meal:

Cranberry Sauce         Sweet Potatoes
Yams                           Evaporated Milk
Pie Filling                     Cake Mix
Pie Crust                      Olives
Cooking Oil                 Gravy Mix
Stuffing                        Canned Fruit
Canned Veggies          Canned Hams
Soup                            Pudding cups

If you would like to donate a frozen turkey, they have asked for turkeys that weigh 10-12 lbs.

You can take your donated turkey directly to the MSC Food Bank located at 1200 S. 336th St, Federal Way, or we will pick them up and deliver to the MSC.

Let’s all pitch in and help make a family’s Thanksgiving meal a nice one. Thank you for your help and generosity.