Giving Trees Will Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Kids

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Burien’s Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center has placed “Giving Trees” throughout the area, and you can make a child’s Christmas wish come true by purchasing their wish list item.

Tags on the trees include all the details (age, gender and specific gift wish) and include a single wish of a Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center resident.

Once purchased, bring the unwrapped item back to the business you picked up the tag or drop off at Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center during business hours.

Please deliver all Giving Tree items by Monday, December 21st to:

Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center
1033 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA  98166

For more information, contact Megan Clingman, Special Events Manager at (206) 242-1698 x142 or by email: [email protected]. More info on the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center is available at their website here.

Megan adds: “Together we can make this a Happy Holiday season for all families!!

Here’s a list of local businesses with RDC Giving Trees:

  • 3 Wishes
  • 909 Coffee & Wine
  • Albertsons (5 Corners store)
  • Bank of America (230 SW 152nd St)
  • Collins Chiropractic
  • Copiers NW
  • Goodie Gumdrops
  • Highline Athletic Club
  • Highline Therapy Service
  • Key Bank (17818 1st Ave S)
  • Matt Griffin YMCA (3595 S 188th St)
  • Orthodontics of Burien
  • Poggi Bonsi
  • The Mark Restaurant
  • Tin Room
  • Volt Services
  • You’ve Been Worn
  • Zizzia

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4 Responses to “Giving Trees Will Help Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center Kids”
  1. Lee Moyer says:

    Like many nonprofits in these economic times, RDCC seems to have some financial stress and wants the support of the community. However, they have had a parcel of land rezoned so it can be sold to a developer to build high end homes on Lake Burien. They have stated that they will not sell the property to the City of Burien for a park to benefit the community. Maybe the people should consider that negative position when they select their holiday charities to support.

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    • Dan says:

      Real smart Lee, that will show them won’t it !

      If you actually thought for two seconds before you wrote this, you would realize that a public park next to residential treatment facility that houses kids with development and behavioral issues is a very bad idea.

      Way to go Lee!

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      • Lee Moyer says:

        Gee Dan, sarcasm. What a surprise from someone with no last name.
        I have thought about it quite a bit. RDCC had no problem selling property to a church. They front on two streets, one an arterial, with open gates and no obvious security. They don’t seem to worry about their effect on the public. They told me they worry about the effect of the public on them, but a well designed park would give them more privacy than four more McMansions crowded onto the piece they want to sell.

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        • Scott Bronson says:

          I’m with Lee, screw the kids the non-profit serves because we don’t agree with one of their positions! Those kids don’t deserve a good Christmas because of the residential center they’re housed at, right?

          (Lee note: sarcasm with a last name)

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