Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands Program

Our PTA and school are teaming up to offer this confidential program for our school families in need. Requests for needs were confidentially made directly to Sue Hanson, our school Office Manager. This is a year long program and we are hoping to provide holiday meals & grocery gift cards, fulfill wish lists for the winter break holidays, and more.

If your family could use some assistance, please check out this article with more information about how we hope to help, and how to directly contact Sue Hanson for confidential signup! The flyer in the linked article is available in English & Spanish.

Winter Break (Delivery: December 17th)


How can you help?

We have offered help with Holiday Wish Lists as well as Grocery Gift cards for Winter Break. Please support families IN OUR SCHOOL by signing up to donate Holiday Wish List item(s) or grocery gift cards(s) through our SignUpGenius OR donate money through PayPal for the Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands program (and let us do the shopping). 


Delivering Winter Break Donations

Donations will be collected through Tuesday, December 17th, in the Canyon Creek main office. PLEASE read the notes below about information how to best help us stay organized with contributions. 

For those donating items from the wish lists,

  • Make sure to include the family identifier when you deliver the items (noted on the sign up list by "F#"). And ideally the "person" noted in the list (F1 Girl, F18 Woman, etc).
  • Please only bring UNWRAPPED gifts. 
  • Drop off at the school office anytime between now and Tuesday, December 17th. 



  • For additional information or questions about how to donate to our Canyon Creek PTA Helping Hands program, contact Melanie McKenzie,
  • To sign up to receive help through this program, contact our school Office Manager, Sue Hanson at 425-408-5701 or



What we have done so far this year:


Thanksgiving Meals

On Monday, November 25th, our Canyon Creek Community worked together to provide meals to families at Canyon Creek who requested help with a Thanksgiving meal. Together, we were able to provide meals kits (with turkeys and supplies for all the fixings) for 11 families! 

Thank you!

Huge gratitude and appreciation to all our school families and staff who donated to our Helping Hands Thanksgiving Drive: Terri Jaenson, Becky Trepp, Heather Danz, Nancy Tangen, Ashley Watts, Mary Vasatka, Bob Graff, Megan Madsen, Valerie Baker, Courtney Pansini, Michaela Vaccari, Bela Bhatt, Anna Baker, Melanie McKenzie, Kristin Nagy, Bethany Jager, Sumitha Fernando, Krista Chmielewski, Emily Cross, Jennifer Spataro, Jodi Ehlers, Gretchen Slywka, Nikki Coyle, and Alena Sharma. Huge shout out to Nicole Trimble, Jennifer Snyder and Melanie McKenzie for helping organize the donations for pick up.

Also special thank you to Laura Kay Lichtman and Martin Metzdorf for supporting our school families by doing a neighborhood drive to benefit our Helping Hands program.