‘Tis the Season for the Christmas Bureau

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What is Christmas Bureau?

It is an incredible annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Spokane, Volunteers of America, and The Spokesman-Review.  This amazing program – made possible with generous monetary funds and many volunteer hours donated by community members and organizations –  provides toys, books, and grocery store vouchers for thousands of low income individuals and families.

To be a RECIPIENT at the 2014 Christmas Bureau

** Come in person to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center on any one of the event dates Dec. 10-19 (excluding Sunday) 10 am – 2:30 pm. There is no sign up ahead of time.

** Adults (18 years and older) must show picture ID and one other current document with current address (such as latest utility bill, phone bill or rent receipt).

** Each household will receive a grocery store gift certificate. The amount depends on size of family and ranges from $15 – $30.

** To receive books and toys, parent(s) must show that the children live with them. Bring a letter or document from school, daycare, DSHS, or other agency to verify each child’s name, age (or date of birth), and physical address. A WIC folder (with current WIC checks enclosed showing the child’s name) is acceptable for participants in that program.

When and where is the 2014 Christmas Bureau?

December 10 – 19 (excluding Sunday), 10am – 2:30pm
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane, WA

2013 Christmas Bureau Stats

  • $582, 402 ~ Donations by individuals and businesses – an all-time high!
  • 9,218 ~ Households received grocery store gift certificates
  • 15,266 ~ Children received books and toys
  • 30,091 ~ Total individuals were served
  • 517 ~ Volunteers donated their time to staff the 9-day event