Your financial support makes this vital ministry possible. Your contributions in the form of donations and grants enable the Seattle Seafarers' Center to fulfill its core mission of pastoral presence and connection with seafarers who visit the Puget Sound.

Your donations help the Seattle Seafarers' Center visit seafarers while their ships are in port, provide transportation of basic necessities to seafarers, transport seafarers for shore leave, support basic communication for seafarers to call home (including internet and SIM cards), provide salaries for staff and other ship visitors, and pay for other basic operating costs.


Gifts may be made online, using the PayPal link below. You may also send a check to the Seattle Seafarers' Center. The mailing address is: Seattle Seafarers' Center, 3568 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.

The Seattle Seafarers' Center -- Mission to Seafarers is an independent non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are deductible in accordance with law. Our tax ID # is 40-0000490. 

We are grateful for your support! Thank you!

Corporate Matching Gifts Program

If your employer participates in corporate matching (e.g., Google, Microsoft, and others), please be sure to ask for a match from your employer.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Cristi Chapman ( We are grateful to those companies that match the contributions of their employees. Thank you!

Donations of stock

The Seattle Seafarers Center encourages you to donate stock rather than cash. Stock donations may be up to 37% more tax-efficient, helping you avoid capital gains tax on any appreciated stock. Stock donations are fully deductible if you have owned the stock for more than one year. Please consider donating your appreciated stock to our organization to help us receive the full value of your donation, and to save you on your taxes! Visit to learn more about how to donate stock.

Sign up for AmazonSmile

Amazon offers a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization each time they shop with Amazon.

When you use to make your purchases, Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the the Seattle Seafarers's Center. All you have to do is sign-up with Amazon.

To sign-up, visit and sign in with your credentials. Then choose "Mission to Seafarers" to receive donations. After that, shop as you normally would. Amazon sends a portion of those proceeds to the Center regularly. 

Year-Round Ditty Bag and Knit Cap Donations

Some of you know us for our ditty bag program! We accept donations of hand-made ditty bags and knit stocking caps throughout the year. You can drop off or mail donations directly to the Seattle Seafarers' Center: 3568 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.


Check out this link and find out all the items you are able to donate!


In-Kind Donations

Please contact us (206.935.3539 or if you would like to donate any of the following items:

  • National Geographic Magazines (no more than 10 years old)

  • Calendars

  • Seattle stickers

  • Seattle souvenirs

  • Seattle magnets