PAWS Parenting Student Pantry

About the Paws Parenting Student Pantry

When families are able to meet basic needs such as food, housing, and medical care, parents and other caregivers experience less stress, which allows them to provide the critical support that children need to grow into healthy, productive adults. The Parenting Student Resource values the growth of both our students and the children of our students and aims to support our students by offering basic needs items for UW Bothell students who are parents.

The Parenting Student Pantry may be accessed by any UW Bothell student who is in need. During open hours, students can pick up diapers, formula, bottles, pacifiers, clothing, books, toys, blankets, and more. You may visit UW-1, room 186 (inside the student success center) Monday – Wednesday 10am-4pm to pick up items. You may drop by or schedule a time to come by and browse or pick up items. To request access outside of those hours or to request an item urgently, please contact Christina at or call 425.352.3613.

If you would like to request a specific item(s), please fill out the donation request form.

Accepting donations

If you are looking to make a gift certificate or physical donation you can do so via the PAWS Pantry Wish List or directly to the pantry office at UW, room186. Items can be new or gently used.

If you’d like to make a monetary donation you can do so via the UW Bothell Advancement donation link.

Please make sure to add PAWS Parenting Pantry in the comments line.

Funds will be used to purchase specific donation requests, gift cards, and other pantry needs. If you have questions or need more information, please email

Autumn 2023 Hours

The Paws Parenting Pantry is generally open from 9am-3:30pm, Monday through Thursday, as staffing permits. If you would like to access the pantry, please email to confirm a time when a staff person can be available to open the office. The pantry will be closed during the following dates:

November 23 – November 24, 2023

December 18 – January 1, 2023

Pantry will re-open January 2, 2024


The PAWS Pantry is located inside the Student Success Center in UW-1, Room 186.

Contact information

If you are struggling to find resources that meet your needs, please email or call 425.352.3613 and the staff can assist you or answer any questions.

For non-perishable food supplies, hygiene & sexual health items, and toiletry items please see the Husky Pantry located in the Health and Wellness Resource Center.