2023 Holiday Gift Drive for CID residents

Every year, InterIm CDA serves hundreds of low-income, immigrant, refugee, Asian and Pacific Islander people and families through all our community building programs and services. We’ve responded their needs since 1969. We’ve impacted thousands of lives by creating affordable housing and providing culturally and linguistically responsive services.

Through all our programs, we connect with people in the CID. Uncle Bob taught us the ethic. We’ll always look out for this neighborhood. You can, too. Contribute a gift this holiday season through our Holiday Gift Drive, a program we are restarting again after the pandemic years.

On our side, we can provide you a list of items that our residents want – some of these gifts will be for their children and others will be for themselves (many of whom are seniors on limited government assistance). Many of the gifts will be in the line of clothing and other basic needs. Our goal is to get 150-250 commitments.

Our CID and other surrounding communities has gone through a lot over the last few years due to the pandemic and the recent rise of violence and property theft to API’s. We are hoping to give a little bright light to those who have been impacted. How you can participate:

  • Give: We’ll work with a liaison at your company to supply a list of gifts we are seeking for specific residents
  • Volunteer: You can also help us give gifts to residents in the CID at special events we’ll hold this holiday season
  • Ensure your employer matches your hours and your monetary donations to support our work InterIm CDA

Thank you to Gates Foundation, Expedia, Sound Transit, Swedish, Marpac, Microsoft, Bush School and Enterprise for their participation in our gift drive.

If you’d like to help out, you can donate a gift, volunteer for helping us wrap gifts at a location in the CID on Dec. 7, 8, 11 or 12; and we’ll also have parties in mid-December where we’ll distribute gifts to residents at a centralized location in the CID.  Contact Tom Im, tim@interimcda.org for more information on how you can participate in our gift drive this year.

47th Annual Pig Roast

47th Annual Pig Roast: July 21 and 22

Summertime’s in the air – and in the CID! Which means the pig roast is coming up! Join us on July 21 and 22 for the 47th annual pig roast. Volunteer registration for the pig roast is now live; see shifts here. We roast the pig all night long Friday into Saturday morning will be in need of help all 24 hours. Contact volunteer@interimcda.org for more information. And come one come all for the Friday community gathering with food and drinks and enjoying the garden. We can’t wait to see you and catch up with you all!

Connecting with Community Dinner

Join InterIm CDA for an evening to connect with our community. Please come share a delicious multi-course meal with new and old friends hearing stories of activism in the CID

Hi, friends! Well, it’s been a while (three years!), but the time has finally come for us to get together in person, share food together and be with one another. We can’t wait to see you. InterIm CDA’s annual community dinner is a chance for us to catch up, learn about Uncle Bob’s Place and other things InterIm CDA has been doing and to celebrate our strong history of activism in the community.

Our 10-course meal will include:

1. House special appetizers
2. Chicken corn soup
3. Honey walnut prawns
4. Mixed or steamed veggies
5. Beef and broccoli
6. Yang Chow fried rice, no meat
7. Black mushrooms e-fu noodles
8. Salt and pepper fish fillet
9. Braised tofu with veggies
10. Complimentary dessert

Joyale Seafood Restaurant: 900 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Check-in opens at 5:00 PM

Program starts at 6:30PM


Purchase tickets: $100
RSVP by October 26, 5 PM, 2023 to Lynette Seigafo at lseigafo@interimcda.org

Thank you to our sponsors!





Social Justice

Adam Smith for Congress

Reach out to jwasberg@interimcda for more information on supporting InterIm CDA’s work with a sponsorship.