Change the world for an aging adult in need. More seniors than ever are reaching out to the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) so they can maintain their independence, reduce isolation, and improve their health. We need your support to meet the needs of our growing and diverse aging community. Your generosity brings us a little closer to a just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. Make a tax-deductible donation today by calling (206) 722-0317, donating online, or dropping by the Center.

SouthEast Seattle Senior Center Tax ID: 91-1156576

Support healthy aging in our community by making a donation today.
Support healthy aging in our community by making a donation today.

Leadership Giving

Join the SESSC's Leadership Circle to support our senior center.

By joining the SESSC’s Leadership Circle, you’re helping to sustain essential programming that supports senior health and wellness.

The SESSC’s Leadership Circle supporters are the foundation of our strong community network of support. They care deeply about our mission, raise public awareness about the needs of seniors, and inspire others to give a helping hand to our elderly neighbors. Joining SESSC’s Leadership Circle with an annual gift of $1,000 or more means you:

  • Are deeply committed to our mission;
  • Help the SESSC create a sustainable funding stream; and
  • Personally provide the financial support to ensure our programs will remain a vital resource for thousands of local seniors.

As a Leadership giver, you can be certain your gifts are invested where they will have the biggest impact. Here are a few examples of what your leadership gift of $1,000 can provide:

  • Capital improvement support, which keeps the Center open for the next generation of aging adults.
  • Support of our popular meal program, serving thousands of meals each year!
  • Helps sustain essential programming supporting senior health and wellness.
  • Provides one-on-one counseling for seniors with a licensed social worker.

Join our Leadership Circle today — contact Lynda Greene by emailing or calling (206) 722-0317, ext. 100.

Thank you for leading the way in building a just community for aging adults and those who care about them!


The essential operating support of corporate and local businesses allows the Center to offer engaging activities to thousands of aging adults each year in our community.

Be a sponsor of the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities, from Rainbow Bingo to ice cream socials.

The benefits of sponsorship reach beyond the initial recognition. As a sponsor, you and/or your company are acknowledging a shared belief that aging well is a right — not a privilege.

We promise the following benefits with all levels of sponsorship:

  • The opportunity to build trust and establish rapport within the local community;
  • Distribution of product samples and literature at the Center;
  • Brand awareness and recognition via the SESSC’s social media and website; and
  • A tax-deductible receipt.

Download our Sponsorship Packet for current opportunities or for more information, contact Tais Assem by emailing or calling (206) 722-0317, ext. 103.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving helps the Center provide love, care, and meaning to seniors’ lives.

Planned Giving helps the Center provide love, care, and meaning to seniors’ lives.

The Center is a place you care about and want to be available for older adults for generations to come. Leaving a legacy gift to the SESSC is one way you can help the Center provide love, care, and meaning to thousands of seniors’ lives. To learn about including the SESSC in your will, contact Lynda Greene by emailing or calling (206) 722-0317, ext. 100.

Stock Donations

The SESSC accepts gifts of stock through Stock Donator. Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to the SESSC. Compared with donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction.

Donor Advised Fund Donations

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable investment account that is set up for the sole purpose of supporting charities. Individuals can contribute cash, stocks, or other assets into the DAF and receive an immediate tax deduction. Those funds are invested for tax-free growth and the individual can recommend donations to charities of their choice over time.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70.5 or older, you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA, allowing you to exclude the amount of your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your income, even if you don’t itemize your taxes each year. The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center Tax ID is 91-1156576.

In-Kind Donations

In addition to financial contributions, you can show support by donating in-kind items to the Center. Please select an item(s) from our wish list below and deliver the item(s) to the Center between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Contact the front desk at (206) 722-0317 for more information.

In-kind donations like paper towels are always welcome!

In-kind donations like paper towels, Ziploc bags, and hand sanitizer are always welcome!

We are always in need of the following items for the Center:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Reams of 8.5×11″ Copier Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer

Our Community Dining Lunch Program needs the following items:

  • Coffee
  • Tide Laundry (Liquid) Detergent
  • Non-Dairy Creamer and Sugar Packets
  • Dish Washing Soap
  • Dinner Napkins and Facial Tissues
  • Gallon, Quart, Sandwich, and Snack Sized Ziploc Bags

Shop & Donate

Make a donation to the SESSC every time you use your Rewards Card at Fred Meyer.

Support the Center’s essential programs every time you shop at Fred Meyer.

Sign up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program and support the Center whenever you shop at your local Fred Meyer. You can link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the SESSC online at, and every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you’ll be helping Southeast Seattle Senior Center earn a donation.

You will still earn Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates when you use your Rewards Card.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, applications are available at all registers and the Customer Service Desk at any Fred Meyer store.