Christmas House 2020
Christmas House Directors have been working with the Snohomish Health District on developing a plan for operating Christmas House 2020 while meeting state-mandated guidelines related to COVID-19. A final decision about opening will be made closer to the holidays (the county must be in Phase 3). Meanwhile we are moving forward with modifying existing procedures for shoppers, volunteers and store operation. Our goal is to find a way to continue to help low-income families provide a joyous Christmas for their children. Information currently on this site reflects usual operation and not the plan for December 2020. Stay tuned – check back in October for an update.
Providing Christmas Gifts to Children in Snohomish County
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old. In 2019 we provided over 44,530 gifts to 7,025 children from 2,380 families. Each December our “store” is located in the Boys & Girls Club gym at 2316-12th Street, Everett, WA. Our mailing address during the year is PO Box 717, Everett, WA 9820
Hundreds of people contribute to the success of Christmas House. Some contribute their time, some donate money or gifts, some hold fundraisers, some volunteer their skills … the list goes on and on, and you can be a part of it all.
Volunteering, Donating, and Using Our Services
Christmas House has exciting opportunities for shoppers, volunteers and contributors. Select links below or on the menu bar above to learn more about how you can receive help during the Christmas season or offer help throughout the year.
- DONATE page – Donate gifts or money year-round, including donating funds online.
- SHOP page – Learn requirements for shopping. Tickets for each day we’re open are distributed each morning at 6:30 am. (View 2019 qualifications in Spanish. View 2019 qualifications in Russian.)
- VOLUNTEER page – Find information about volunteering. Register during Oct-Dec to volunteer for a Nov/Dec shift.
- TOUR page – Take a peek at the store. View a video presentation about Christmas House.
- View our Flickr site. Visit our Facebook page.
Thank you! We had another great season at Christmas House that helped provide gifts, smiles and memories for thousands of children in Snohomish County who otherwise may not have had a Merry Christmas. Thank you to our hundreds of volunteers and donors who all generously helped make this possible.