Holiday Magic

Making the Holidays Brighter

Our Holiday Magic program makes the holidays brighter for children and youth in foster care by providing each one a meaningful holiday gift. The program is made possible through a 30-year partnership with Washington state’s Department of Children Youth and Families.

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Holiday Magic FAQ

How do you get a referral for Holiday Magic?

Treehouse receives lists from both DCYF and Tribal Courts with all children and youth in foster care who are eligible for Holiday Magic. We then send emails and letters out to all the eligible kids and their caregivers.

Who is eligible for Holiday Magic?

Youth in foster care in Washington state are eligible for Holiday Magic including:

  • Shelter Care or out-of-home placement children who are dependents of the state of Washington, including youth in tribal care who are dependents of the state.
  • Out-of-home placement children who are dependents of Washington State Tribes.
  • Youth in Extended Foster Care, Courtesy Supervision, and Interstate Compact placements.

Please reach out to your social worker with questions about eligibility.

For information about Treehouse eligibility, click here.

What if I didn’t get a letter from Treehouse about Holiday Magic?

If you feel you are eligible and you have not received an eligibility email or postcard, contact your social worker to have a referral made to the Holiday Magic program.

Emails should be arriving throughout September and postcards will be mailed in early October.

Is the referral for Treehouse the same as Holiday Magic?

No, you will need a separate referral for Holiday Magic from your social worker.

How do I register for a gift?

You can register online at treehouseforkids.org/gift-selection-request or by calling 206-267-5111 to speak to a Holiday Magic Representative.

How many gifts does my youth get?

Each eligible youth will receive 1 gift.

The registration form will ask you to select your top 2 gift preferences and will mail your top choice if it is available.

What should I do if I move?

If you move after submitting your Holiday Magic request, please contact the Holiday Magic team so they can update your information.

What if my question wasn't answered here?

The Holiday Magic Team can be reached for any additional questions at holidaymagic@treehouseforkids.org or by phone 206-267-5111.

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