Christmas Bureau - Gifts for Children
Date: Friday, Dec. 08, 2017    Time: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Posted by: Christmas Bureau

December 8 - 18
(CLOSED Sundays)
10 am - 2:30 pm

Since 1945, the Christmas Bureau has been providing holiday assistance for those in need in Spokane and the surrounding communities. The program, funded by donations from businesses and individuals, offers grocery store gift certificates for adults, and books and toys for children. The Christmas Bureau is coordinated by Volunteers of America, Catholic Charities Spokane, and The Spokesman Review.

Assistance is provided to anyone who feels the need; there are no income restrictions. However, recipients need to bring information to document household members. 

Adult recipients must bring:  
1)  photo identification,
2)  proof of current address (such as a recent rent receipt, utility bill, phone bill, etc.), and
3)  proof of age and address for any children living in their household (such as a document from DSHS, other social services agency, or school). 

For Children, bring:
1)  something from their school or daycare for each child living at that address, showing their name, address and birth date, or
2)  a document from DSHS or other social service agency verifying name, address and date of birth, or
3)  a WIC folder. 

For more information, call The Spokesman-Review Christmas Bureau hotline: (509) 459-5453.

Volunteers:   Our 2017 volunteer needs have been met.  Thank you!  If you wish to volunteer in 2018, contact complete Catholic Charities volunteer application online at http://www.CatholicCharitiesSpokane.orgNOTE:  APPLY EARLY to VOLUNTEER FOR CHRISTMAS BUREAU 2018.

Donate:  The Christmas Bureau is funded entirely by donations, which may be tax-deductible.  Donations may be sent to:  
The Spokesman-Review, Christmas Fund
P.O. Box 516
Spokane, WA  99210
The Christmas Bureau assists over 26,000 individuals, including 13,786 children.  This is made possible by 600 volunteers who assist during the 9-day event.  

We would like to offer our profound gratitude to our amazing community for their donations to the Christmas Bureau.

Event Location: 
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Ag Building
404 N. Havana St.
Spokane Valley, WA 99202

For additional information, contact:
Sierra Heinen, Christmas Bureau Coordinator
(509) 358-4254