Christmas House offers parents from qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County families the opportunity to visit our “store” in December and select free gifts for their children age 18 or younger. In 2012 over 750 volunteers helped put smiles on the faces of over 9,858 children from 3,345 families.
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer organization. We need hundreds of volunteers to help us make Christmas House a success each year. Volunteers must be age 12 and older to help on move-in day and age 16 and older to help during all other volunteer times. For every five volunteers age 18 and younger that sign up as a group, there must be one adult volunteer. There is a maximum limit of 25 volunteers from any one group during “shopping” shifts.”
The majority of volunteers help from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas weekend while the “store” is being set up, open to shoppers and being packed up, but opportunities arise throughout the year when volunteers are also needed. In November/December volunteers help us move boxes and merchandise, set up the store, assist shoppers as they select gifts, provide translation assistance, input data into computers, stock tables and racks, bag up selections and help shoppers to their vehicles.
During the year volunteers help by holding fundraisers or new coat/toy drives, packing the gifts that are purchased all year into boxes at the storage facilities, knitting scarves and hats, etc.
- If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive our October newsletter (by mail and E-mail) and E-mails when we need help, please provide us with your your name, address, phone and E-mail contact information (see below).
- If you would like to help with move-in, move-out or work a shift in December when the “store” is open, please check our Web site again in October and November to sign up. Christmas House will be held at the Everett Boys and Girls Club, 2316-12th Street, Everett, WA.
The dates Christmas House will be open to shoppers in 2013 are shown in red below. Dates we need volunteers are shown in blue and red. Check back in October to use our online volunteer registration system to choose the times you’d like to help.
For questions or to provide us with your contact information, E-mail email@example.com or call our message line, 425-338-2273.
A gift of your time is valuable in making Christmas House happen each year. We invite you to join us!