Important Update!! 11/30/20

We are sorry to announce that because of potential staff exposure to COVID-19 we are suspending our regular donation drop offs please see the schedule below.

November 30th through December 6th St. Francis House will be CLOSED to both shopping and donation drop off.

December 7th through December 12th we will be accepting NEW TOY DONATIONS ONLY! We will be in desperate need of new toys for Christmas, so if you had planned on donating toys please bring them ASAP between December 7th and 9th. Our first shopping day will be December 10th. We will NOT be accepting any other donation during this time.

The donation center will be open December 14th, 16th, and 18th from 1pm-5pm and December 19th from 1pm-3pm for regular donations. Please come to the Office parking lot, for the safety of our shoppers. Please adhere to the 6 bag or box limit.

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during this time.

COVID-19 East Pierce County Community Resources (updated March 20)

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A Moment to Celebrate!

In the midst of all the busyness of these weeks, we pause to celebrate some important realities in our life at St. Francis House. One of them is the fact that The Nook, our secondhand boutique, celebrated its 7th anniversary in November!  Located at 1206 E Main Street in downtown Puyallup, it is open on… Continue Reading

Holiday Giving

Bring hope and relief to families struggling in our community this holiday season.  Below are a few ways you can get involved and serve others: Host a Winter Clothing, Food or Christmas Toy Drive Adopt a family for Christmas Buy the “fixings” of a holiday meal for either Thanksgiving or Christmas Volunteer in our Christmas… Continue Reading

Preparing Children to Succeed

Preparing Children to Succeed

We believe every child should be equipped with the tools needed to be successful and ready for school. We also understand that sometimes our families struggle to afford the long list of school supplies that are needed each year. Last year, St. Francis House served 1,035 students with a backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies… Continue Reading

Food Pantry Needs

We’ve recently updated the way we distribute food to our clothing bank families. We have moved most of our food items into our clothing bank store, so now families have direct access to what they need. Families are able to select up to 10 food items after their shopping session. This also allows us to… Continue Reading

The Dynamic Duo at The Nook

Jeff and Jackie Kirsch are a dynamic team volunteering every Wednesday at The Nook. The two have been offering their many talents for over 12 years. Back in the early 2000’s, Jackie was first introduced to St. Francis House by her friend, Nancy Polich, who was on the Board of Directors at the time. Jackie… Continue Reading

Here we are… 2019!

We are so excited for this new year and for all the things that we want to implement this year to better serve our clients. For starters, as part of our emergency assistance application process, we are adding a money management component. We will help our clients fill out a simple budget worksheet and then… Continue Reading