November 1 | 8:00 am  –  December 18 | 5:00 pm

Winter Wish is an event to support Tacoma homeless students this holiday season. We are looking for sponsors to provide warm coats, shoes, hats, clothes, and pajamas for families who are currently experiencing unstable housing situations.  

There are three ways to get involved: 

  1. Shop from the online wish list here. The items you purchase will be delivered to CIST and we’ll make sure they get to the students in need. 
  2. Request a shopping list and do the shopping yourself. Email Nova at for a shopping list. Donations can be dropped off at the People’s Community Center (1602 MLK Jr. Way Tacoma, WA 98405).
  3. Give a monetary donation here or donate gift cards to Target, Walmart, Costco, or Amazon. CIST staff will complete the shopping to make sure all our students needs are covered.