Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our Web page. Read more about our organization and learn how you can help and/or be helped by your community.

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 2013 we provided more than 50,000 gifts to 9,000+ children from 3,000 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 98206.

Many people contribute to the success of Christmas House and are responsible for putting bright smiles on the faces of over 9,000 children in Snohomish County on Christmas morning. Some contribute their time, some donate money or gifts, some hold fundraisers, some volunteer their skills … the list goes on and on.

We invite you to view our site and learn more about the exciting opportunities we have to offer shoppers, volunteers and contributors. Learn more about our organization by clicking each of the links shown on the left sidebar.

  • Take a peek at the store (TOUR) and view our Flickr site.
  • Find information about volunteering (VOLUNTEER)
  • Register for one or more shifts (REGISTER, Oct 1 – Dec 27)
  • Learn requirements for shopping (SHOP)
  • Donate money or gifts year-round (DONATE)

 

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 December 19, 2014

Les Schwab Toy Drive Benefits Christmas House

lesschwab280 Les Schwab received record-breaking donations in their toy drive this holiday season. Excited employees delivered bags and bags of toys to Christmas House on December 19. See more details and view the video in David Rose’s Q13 FOX News article.

 

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 November 30, 2014

Christmas House Continues to Spread Joy to Kids

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Article by Julie Muhlstein, Herald Columnist. Almost 30 years ago, Pam Sorenson read an article about a group working to bring Christmas magic to children in Snohomish County. That organization was Christmas House, which back then opened in a downtown Everett storefront in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to give their children presents came to shop, without charge. Thanks to their community’s generosity, parents took home toys they couldn’t afford to buy.> View story . . .

 

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 November 30, 2014

Silvertips Collect Toys for Christmas House this December

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Attending an Everett Silvertips game Dec 3, 4, 12 or 13? Bring in a toy for a child age 0 through 18 or donate $5 and receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for great prizes. All toys and money will be donated to Christmas House.

 

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 November 2014

Wintertide Celebration in Everett, Dec. 4

Wintertide Celebration in Everett – Dec 4 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm in the Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Entertainment, food, tree lighting and more. Bring a toy to help “stuff a truck.” All gifts will be donated to Christmas House. See details.

 

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 November 2014

Peak Health & Fitness Helps Christmas House

Join Peak Health & Fitness at 2902 Rucker Ave in Everett and get 50% off. Plus bring a new toy to donate to Christmas House and get free dues until 2015!

 

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 November 2014

Help Christmas House when You Shop Online at Amazon!

There’s a new way to help us! Shop online at smile.amazon.com (the same great prices and selections as amazon.com), choose Christmas House as your organization, and Amazon will donation a portion of the purchase price to Christmas House at no extra cost to you. Find more Q&As online at http://smile.amazon.com/about … or just visitwww.smile.amazon.com and start shopping! See our DONATE page for more companies that will donate to Christmas House when their customers (you) designate us as their choice.

 

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 October 2014

Sign Up for 2014 Volunteer Shifts

Online registration is now available for those who want to volunteer at Christmas House late November/December. Please read the VOLUNTEER page of information and then click REGISTER on the sidebar to see if your favorite shift still needs helpers! Volunteers must be age 16 or older (age 12+ for move-in Saturday), groups are limited to 25 volunteers per shift, and for groups registering students, there must be one adult volunteer included for every 5 students.

 

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 October 2014

Wells Fargo Donates $1,000

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Vanessa Uden from Wells Fargo bank presented Rick Kvangnes and Mel Hammond with a $1,000 check at the Christmas House September board meeting. Thank you for your donation, Wells Fargo!

 

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 September 2014

Link Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card Today

Have you linked your Fred Meyer Rewards Card with Christmas House yet? If not, please do so today and then Christmas House will receive $ from Fred Meyer each time you use your card. It’s fast and easy and best of all, you help children from Snohomish County low-income families AND keep all your usual card benefits. It only takes a minute. Visit the website today and search by our name or 88943 (www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards). Then spread the news to everyone you know in WA, OR, ID and AK. Stores in those states participate, too. We hear you can use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at QFCs also and get even more donations for us!

 

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 August 2014

Shop Online? Join iGive (free) & Help Christmas House

iGive.com  is connected with hundreds of internet shopping sites. When you sign up (free), designate Christmas House as your charity and make online purchases from participating stores, Christmas House receives a commission. You pay nothing extra. It’s the store’s way of donating to nonprofits. It’s simple and easy … after you join, download a button and it will appear on the many participating websites whenever you visit their site. You just click the button before you shop. Over 1,400 stores participate in this program!  Amazon participates in this program, too – see the special instructions on the iGive site for Amazon purchases.

 

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 March 12, 2014

Your Generosity Helped So Many

View Christmas House President Rick Kvangnes’ thank you letter to the editor, published in the Daily Herald on Jan. 25. The annual report/letter is now available online (see left sidebar). Our thank you ad is scheduled to publish in the Daily Herald on March 22, 2014.

 

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 January 14, 2014

New Christmas House Flickr site

Check out all the fun photos on our new Flickr site. View the photos in their “sets” and learn about Christmas House as you read captions while scrolling through the photos. www.flickr.com/photos/christmashouse.