There are many ways to be involved with Christmas House to help provide gifts for needy children. You can donate money or new gifts; make gifts; volunteer your time, vehicles or storage space; donate store items such as tables and tarps; provide lunch and beverages for volunteers; host a donation barrel at your place of business during Nov/Dec; or hold a fundraiser or gift drive to benefit Christmas House. See the information below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate Funds by Mail
Christmas House gladly accepts donations of money throughout the year. Checks may be sent to:
P.O. Box 717
Everett, WA 98206
Donate Funds Online & With Store Purchases
- Washington state residents who wish to do so can make an online donation through The Network for Good.
- Shop using StadiumFlowers.com and select Christmas House as your charity on the checkout page and we will receive $2 for each purchase.
- You can also help raise money for Christmas House by joining iGive.com, which has links to hundreds of internet shopping sites. Christmas House earns money when you make purchases from these retail sites. You can join iGive.com and use their site as your starting point for internet shopping, and Christmas House will receive a commission from your purchases. It’s simple and easy … after you join, a button will appear on the many participating websites whenever you visit their site.
- NEW! Beginning Feb 2014 Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington will donate money to Christmas House each time a customer uses their Rewards Card and has gone online to designate Christmas House as the recipient. (www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards – search by our name or 88943). You still earn your usual Rewards points and benefits, PLUS now can benefit Christmas House, too. Sign up today!
Donate Funds at Work
- Christmas House is not a United Way agency, but the United Way distributes funds to non-affiliated agencies, when they are designated. If your company uses United Way for its workplace campaigns you can still donate to us by designating your dollars specifically to Christmas House. The number assigned to Christmas House is 9560.
- Boeing employees can donate to Christmas House through the Employee Community Fund, by designating the money to Christmas House. Our identification number is A-18525.
- Microsoft employees who volunteer 10 or more hours in 12 months can log their hours with the company Volunteer Match Program and Christmas House will receive $17 for each hour they volunteered with us.
- Microsoft employees can make donations to Christmas House through their company (minimum donation of $25).
- State, federal or local government employees in the State of Washington, using Local Independent Charities or Combined Federal Charities for workplace campaigns, may designate donations to Christmas House.
- When the Christmas House “store” is open in December (see calendar on the Volunteer page), gift donations may be brought to the Boys & Girls Club gym at 2316-12th Street, Everett, WA, during any of our open hours.
- During the rest of the year, please email email@example.com to make delivery arrangements, or phone 425-338-2273 (we are not at the gym location year-round).
Hold A Fundraiser/Gift Drive
Learn about a few organizations/companies that held fundraisers/drives during 2010 and 2011:
- Judd & Black held their annual charity golf tourney at Battle Creek Golf Course in Marysville in August 2013 and donated $8,000 to Christmas House.
- Three area taverns/bar & grills each had bands play and collected toys and cash for Christmas House in 2013. ($1,135 + toys)
- Snocope Credit Union tellers put collection jars at their teller stations and a collection box for toys in their bank in 2013. ($513 + toys)
- Employees from the Snohomish County Info. Services Dept. put on a turkey dinner for staff and all proceeds ($1,848) were donated to Christmas House in 2013.
- The Goldwing Touring Association (GWTA) Chapter C, Evergreen Wings motorcycle club held their annual Fun Run Motorcycle Ride in 2011 and donated proceeds to Christmas House. Their efforts raised $1,000. In addition to volunteering while the store is open to shoppers, they also held a toy and clothing drive.
- Sterling Savings Bank (formerly Golf Savings Bank) in Mountlake Terrace held a combination pancake breakfast / bake sale / pie-throwing contest among their employees and customers in 2010. These endeavors raised $4,055 for Christmas House.
- Perteet, Inc., a consulting engineering firm in Everett, held a piggy bank decorating contest and collection among their employees in 2010. Perteet then matched their employee donations giving a total of $1,092 to Christmas House.
- Twenty-six Penny Creek Elementary second-grade students spent a $10 grant on art supplies so they could make posters announcing their effort to collect hats, gloves and earmuffs for Christmas House. Donations boxes were set up at the school and at the end of their efforts they were excited to donate 2,027 items to Christmas House in 2010.
Host a Donation Barrel
In November and December, donation drop-off sites are established at locations across Snohomish County. If you have a Snohomish County business and would like to be a collection site, we will provide you with a barrel/box and signage during November and December and make arrangements to pick up gifts when your barrel/box is full, or have you deliver gifts to Christmas House during our open hours. Please contact us to make arrangements (call 425-338-2273, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).