Christmas House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, registered in Washington state. We provide toys and essentials to low income families during the holidays. Established in 1981, Christmas House helped 3,345 Snohomish County families in 2012. Christmas House is operated by 100% volunteer staff, who put their lives on hold to help others at one of the busiest times of the year. For two and one-half weeks in December, Christmas House is located in Everett, Washington, in the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County gymnasium, 2316-12th Street. Christmas House is administered by a Board of Directors and staffed by hundreds of volunteers during the Christmas season.
In 2012 more than 9,858 children, newborns through age 18, representing 3,345 families received gifts of clothing, blankets, toys and personal items during December when Christmas House opened its “store” for two and one-half weeks in a gym at the Everett Boys & Girls Club in North Everett. We serve children from families who reside only within Snohomish County. The demand for our services is such that we are unable to expand outside the county at this time. This past Christmas our families came from twenty cities, plus unincorporated Snohomish County.
Over the years since we began recordkeeping in 2001, our organization has more than doubled our ability to help low-income families provide a joyous Christmas for their children. Eleven years ago we served 4,516 children and in 2012 this number reached over 9,858 children!