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Seattle's Gift Wrap Project (a holiday staple) is still offering services this season

It's been a fixture downtown for more than 25 years.

If you've ever visited Pacific Place during the holiday season, you're likely familiar with the Seattle Gift Wrap Project — where volunteers wrap gifts in exchange for donations to The Forgotten Children's Fund. This local charity delivers gifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, courtesy of "Santa," to underprivileged kids and families in King County.

As we are in COVID times, basically everything has changed, including the way the Seattle Gift Wrap Project is operating this year.

As they normally rely on foot traffic, a spokesperson for the project said they are now offering contactless drop-off and pick up at a new location: 616 Olive Way between 6th & 7th Avenue across from Pacific Place. Customers can text/call 206-295-2147 to drop off gifts and will be met by volunteers with a cart and receive a text when they ready. Appointments are available, as well.

Seattle Gift Wrap Project services are available daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Thursday, Dec. 10, until Christmas Eve at 616 Olive Way between 6th & 7th Avenue one block from Nordstrom. They are also now accepting credit cards. Visit for more information.