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Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 12:01 a.m.

Ways to Give: How and where to help in your community

  • Volunteer JoAnn Sewell puts out tomatoes at the Marysville Community Food Bank in 2009. The organization needs food and cash donations.

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    Volunteer JoAnn Sewell puts out tomatoes at the Marysville Community Food Bank in 2009. The organization needs food and cash donations.

  • Volunteers Mark Papritz (left) and Danny Brevick work at a Housing Hope work site in Monroe in 2007. Housing Hope provides housing and services to low...

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    Volunteers Mark Papritz (left) and Danny Brevick work at a Housing Hope work site in Monroe in 2007. Housing Hope provides housing and services to low-income and homeless people. The organization is collecting donations of food, diapers and gift cards.

  • Adrian, a stray puppy at the the PAWS shelter in Lynnwood in September 2009. PAWS cares for sick and injured wildlife and finds homes for cats and dog...

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    Adrian, a stray puppy at the the PAWS shelter in Lynnwood in September 2009. PAWS cares for sick and injured wildlife and finds homes for cats and dogs. The shelter needs gift cards and pet supplies.

  • Volunteers Ahmed Fawzi (left) and Mahmoud Mahran (second from left) help Sergiy Bistritskiy (right) unload his shopping cart at Christmas House in Eve...

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    Volunteers Ahmed Fawzi (left) and Mahmoud Mahran (second from left) help Sergiy Bistritskiy (right) unload his shopping cart at Christmas House in Everett in December 2009. The charity, which provides gifts to low-income families with children, needs volunteers and donations of cash and toys.

Snohomish and Island counties have many nonprofit groups that provide programs and services to children, families, seniors and students in our communities. Each depends on financial help, volunteers and donations. Here are some ways in which you can help make a difference this holiday season.
Jump to a charity or organization below:

KIDS:
Arlington Kids' Kloset
Assistance League of Everett
Binky Patrol
Caring For Our Children Foundation's NXT2NU Family Thrift Shop
Christmas House
Clothes For Kids
Cocoon House
Deaconess Children's Services
Granite Falls School District
GWTA-C Goldwing motorcycle group
Haven For Life Ministries
Kaitlin's Mobility Foundation
Lamoureux Real Estate
Matthew House
Northshore Christian Church
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program
Postnet Snohomish
Project Linus
South Snohomish County Holiday Toy Shop
Stanwood-Camano Christmas House
Toys for Tots
FAMILIES:
Boy Scouts Tree of Giving
Catholic Community Services
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
Everett Gospel Mission
Evergreen Manor
Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims
Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County
Housing Hope
Lake Stevens Family Center
Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store
Next Step Pregnancy Services
North County Fire/EMS firefighters
Salvation Army of Snohomish County
South Everett Neighborhood Center and Familias Unidas
Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center
YWCA's Adopt a Family
COMMUNITY:
American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter
Annie's Community Kitchen
Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries
Stanwood Therapeutic Riding
Village Community Services
St. Vincent de Paul
United Way of Snohomish County
Volunteer Literacy Program
ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS
Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors
Navy League of Naval Station Everett
Soldiers Project Northwest
Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters
Support America's Armed Forces
Wounded Warrior Project
COLLEGE STUDENTS
Edmonds Community College Foundation
Everett Community College Foundation
SENIORS
Senior Services of Snohomish County
FOOD BANKS
Arlington Community Food Bank
Concern for Neighbors Food Bank
Edmonds Food Bank
Everett Food Bank
Hands of Hope Food Bank
Lynnwood Food Bank
Marysville Community Food Bank
Maltby Food Bank
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank
Salt of the Earth Food Bank
Sky Valley Food Bank
Snohomish Community Food Bank
ANIMALS
Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue
New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary
PAWS
Purrfect Pals
Sarvey Wildlife Center


Kids
Arlington Kids' Kloset, 135 S. French, Box C, Arlington, WA 98223, needs new or gently used clothing and coats, sizes 4 through teen, along with new pajamas, socks, underwear, gloves and hats, and personal hygiene products. School-age children in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are provided with school wardrobes twice yearly by the all-volunteer organization. Volunteers are needed. More info: 360-435-4875, www.arlingtonkidskloset.com.
Assistance League of Everett, 5107 Evergreen Way, P.O. Box 3825, Everett, WA 98203, is in need of gift cards to Kohl's or Penney's for the purchase of 2X and 3X size clothing for Operation School Bell, which provides clothing for kids in need from 14 school districts in Snohomish County. Assistance League runs a thrift store and also provides financial aid to graduating high school seniors and Everett Community College students. More info: 425-252-3011, e-mail contact@assistanceleagueofeverett.org or go to www.assistanceleagueofeverett.org.
Binky Patrol, which meets in a private home in Marysville, provides quilts and afghans to Snohomish County infants and children who need comfort. Volunteer seamstresses are needed along with donations of fabrics, batting, thread or money to buy sewing supplies. More info: 360-659-7198.
Caring For Our Children Foundation's NXT2NU Family Thrift Shop, 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett, is open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The foundation gives grants to under-funded nonprofits serving children who are victims of crime, families in need and job-training work sites. The store is accepting cash donations and donations of clothing and household items and applications for experienced volunteer cashiers to work evenings and weekends. More info: 425-374-2635.
Christmas House is located again at the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium, 2316 12th St., in north Everett. Christmas House provides gifts to qualifying low-income Snohomish County families with children through age 18. The store is scheduled to be open Dec. 3-20, but is closed Sundays and Mondays, except for Dec. 20. Cash donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 717, Everett, WA 98206. For places to drop off new toys for all ages, or to volunteer, leave a message at 425-338-2273 or go to www.christmas-house.org. Christmas House is celebrating its 30th year in operation. Volunteers are especially needed for the set-up, Nov. 26 through Dec. 1.
The GWTA-C Goldwing motorcycle group in Everett is collecting new toys and clothes for children of all ages to be distributed at Christmas House. The donated items may be dropped off at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way, or Smokey Point Cycle Barn, 3131 A1 Smokey Point Drive, Arlington. The toy and clothing drive ends Dec. 11. More info: 206-362-4250 or Kathy@wingrider.net.
Lamoureux Real Estate is collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Christmas House. Donations are accepted 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1904 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
Postnet Snohomish, 2801 Bickford Ave., is a drop-off location for donations to Christmas House. Donations of new toys and clothing may be left at Postnet 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. More info: www.christmas-house.org.
Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., unit B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, expects to serve more than 4,000 Snohomish County children in need this year by providing free quality wardrobes and other resources. Needed are financial contributions, winter clothing, new underwear, socks and shoes. For additional information and the hours to drop off donations, go to www.clothesforkids.org or call 425-741-6500.
Cocoon House, 2929 Pine St., Everett, WA 98201, focuses on preventing youth homelessness and provides shelter, transitional housing and support services to homeless and at-risk teens and support to their families. The nonprofit organization needs cash donations, gift cards for QFC, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Ross and Fred Meyer; movie passes, bus passes, new socks and new boxer briefs; USB or flash drives and pay-as-you-go cell phones or calling cards. More info: 425-259-3342 or e-mail heidi.scott@cocoonhouse.org.
Deaconess Children's Services, 4708 Dogwood Drive, Everett, WA 98203, has a holiday Adopt-a-Family program that matches families in need with individuals and groups who donate gifts, cash or gift certificates. Also needed are volunteers to work in the child development program for kids through age 8. For gift sponsorship or to volunteer, call Stacey Pfeiffer at 425-259-0146, ext. 101, or e-mail spfeiffer@deaconesschildren.org. Cash donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 2629, Everett, WA 98203.
Granite Falls School District, 307 N. Alder Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252, needs donations to help buy math books. The book can be donated in memory of someone and the name will be placed inside the book. Books are $77 each and checks should be payable to the Granite Falls School District. More info: www.gfalls.wednet.edu.
Haven For Life Ministries is a nonprofit organization providing a home for pregnant teenage girls and teen moms with their infants. The program includes counseling, education, computer training, life skills, job readiness, birthing classes, pre-natal care, adoption coordination and parenting classes. For a list of ways to help and what is needed, go to www.havenforlifeministries.org or call 425-418-8315.
Kaitlin's Mobility Foundation, 4917 Evergreen Way No. 6, Everett, WA 98203, helps special needs children by providing grants to families for services such as therapeutic horseback riding and mobility equipment. Financial help is needed. More info: www.kaitlinsfoundation.org.
Matthew House, 16207 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, is an ecumenical hospitality house for children who have parents in prison. It provides food, clothing, transportation and support to families. Donations of gloves, scarves, hats and mittens, canned food, turkeys, food baskets for the holidays and Christmas gifts for children are needed. To donate money, send checks to P.O. Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272. More info: 360-794-8720 or www.matthewhousemonroe.org.
Northshore Christian Church, 5700 23rd Drive W., Everett, WA 98203, has its annual Christmas Day of Sharing for 200 families from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11. Unwrapped gifts for children through age 18 are being collected through Dec. 11 at the church. More info: Emily Vanderwielen, 425-322-2315.
Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program, a statewide organization for kids, needs donations of new children's books, gift cards to book stores, 8-by-10-inch battery operated electronic picture frames. More info: www.pageahead.org or 206-461-0123.
Project Linus, 5023 10th Place W., Everett, WA 98203. Snohomish County chapter volunteers provide quilts, fleece blankets and afghans for seriously ill and traumatized children in Snohomish County. Needed are new, homemade, quilted or tied, knitted or crocheted, machine-washable blankets. Volunteers are needed to donate time at work parties or Make-a-Blanket days. Donations of batting, fabric, thread, yarn, sewing notions, sewing machines and cash are needed. Donations can be dropped off at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett; Needle & I, 2931 Rucker Avenue, Everett; Mary's Quilt & Fabric, 5128 Fobes Road, Snohomish. More info: 425-252-4524.
South Snohomish County Holiday Toy Shop expects to help more than 450 families this year on Dec. 11 at Terrace Park School. Needed are new toys and stocking stuffers for children of all ages, including gifts for teens. Unwrapped new toys for kids or gift cards for teens can be dropped at the YWCA Pathways for Women shelter, 6027 208th St. SW, Lynnwood; the YWCA Regional Center, 3301 Broadway, Everett; or at the Lynnwood police and fire departments, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Mark the donation for the Toy Shop. More info: www.ywcaworks.org and click on Volunteer and go to the Toy Shop information, or call 425-258-2766, ext. 228.
Stanwood-Camano Christmas House, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 through 17, at 9831 271st St. NW, Stanwood. The organization provides new clothes, toiletries, school supplies and toys for children and teens from the Stanwood, Camano and Lakewood communities. Financial contributions and new unwrapped clothes, toys or school supplies — all labeled for Stanwood-Camano Christmas House — can be dropped off at the Stanwood Camano Food Bank, the Stanwood Camano Family Resource Center or mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292. More info: 360-629-8181.
Toys for Tots, run by the Marine Corps Reserve, will be collected though Dec. 17 at TOP Food and Drug stores in Everett, Snohomish and Edmonds and Haggen Food and Pharmacy stores in Marysville, Arlington and Stanwood. Needed are new, unwrapped toys. Cash donations can be made at www.toysfortots.org.
Families
Boy Scouts Tree of Giving will be up Nov. 26 through Dec. 22 at the Everett Mall, 1000 SE Everett Mall Way. A joint project of the mall, Fluke Corp. and the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America, the tree is covered with wish-list tags. Shoppers select a tag and purchase the items listed. Tags represent wishes from families and senior clients of more than 30 local nonprofit agencies. Last year, 2,000 gifts were purchased and left at the tree for Scouts to distribute. Gifts should be returned by 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Checks can be sent to Mount Baker Council, 1715 100th Place SE, Suite B, Everett, WA 98208. More info: 425-338-0380.
Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides foster care, layette services, support programs, housing and mental health counseling. Needed are household supplies, towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, grocery and gas gift cards. More info: 425-257-2111.
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 7, Everett, WA 98206, provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, confidential emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, advocacy-based support groups and children's programs. The organization's New & Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett, provides free clothing, furniture and household items to clients and their children. Volunteer opportunities and a wish list of holiday items are available at www.dvs-snoco.org. More info: 425-259-2827, ext. 24.
Everett Gospel Mission offers emergency shelter and services that meet basic needs. The organization needs gift certificates to grocery and retail stores or donations for children's and adults' holiday gifts and holiday foods. Families who want to adopt a family in need are welcome to ask about the mission's Angel Tree. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206. More info: 425-252-1297, ext. 234, or e-mail janderson@egmission.org.
Evergreen Manor, 2601 Summit Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is a chemical dependency treatment organization providing housing and addiction recovery services for low-income pregnant women, mothers with young children, and men. Among the items needed are toddler push toys, baby slings, twin-bed linens, bath towels and wash cloths, car seats, high chairs, cribs, toddler beds, disposable diapers, alarm clocks, yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks, day planners and XL or XXL sweatshirts, sweatpants, T-shirts. More info: www.evergreenmanor.org; 425-258-2407; or jlindberg@evergreenmanor.org.
Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides support and advocacy for crime victims and the loved ones of missing persons and homicide victims. The agency needs cash donations, gas cards or grocery gift cards. Call 800-346-7555 or 425-252-6081. To learn more about services and other ways to help, go to www.fnfvcv.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, 2321 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201, construction relies on volunteers and cash donations of any size. Needed now are skilled construction volunteers willing to teach others, fire extinguishers, airless paint sprayer, power washer, pruning shears, gutter scoops, lawn mower, chain saw, ladders, cordless drill. Volunteer or donate online at www.habitatsnohomish.org or call 425-258-6289.
Housing Hope provides affordable housing and services for low-income and homeless residents of Snohomish County. Needed are nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies, diapers, gift cards for groceries, gas, restaurants. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Housing Hope Learning Center, 5908 Evergreen Way, Everett. More info: www.housinghope.org or 425-347-6556.
Lake Stevens Family Center, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, helps individuals and families with support, resources and advocacy. The center's Christmas Giving program supports children and developmentally disabled adults. Call 425-397-7433 to donate or adopt a person in need. More info: www.lakestevensfamilycenter.org.
Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store needs donations of food and toys, which can be dropped off in any of the 55-gallon red barrels located in front of stores and organizations throughout Marysville. Donations also can be made at Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville. Food bank hours are 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. More info: 360-658-1054.
Next Step Pregnancy Services, 17602 Highway 99, Suite 170, Lynnwood, WA 98037, helps single mothers and low-income families. Needed are diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes, blankets, booties, bibs, etc. More info: 425-329-4569.
North County Fire/EMS firefighters are collecting toys and canned food to be donated to the Stanwood and Arlington food banks and Christmas House. Donations can be made through Dec. 12 at the Warm Beach Fire Station, Freeborn Fire Station and the Bryant Fire Station. In addition, donations can be dropped off at the Stanwood Haggens Starbucks and the Stanwood Starbucks in the QFC Village. More info: 425-754-4342.
Salvation Army of Snohomish County, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is in great need of holiday meats to present to low-income families. Donations of turkey, ham or chicken help round out holiday meals. More info: Jerry Gadek at 425 259-8129 or jerry.gadek@usw.salvationarmy.org.
Sky Valley Family and Community Resource Center, 701 First St./PO Box 268, Sultan, WA 98294, helps families in need. Volunteers and donations are needed. More info; 360-793-2400.
South Everett Neighborhood Center and Familias Unidas, 6315 Fleming St., Suite B, Everett, WA 98203, are family support centers of Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Needs include volunteers, non-perishable food, cash donations, gift cards, new jackets, winter clothing. More info: 425-355-6005 or jclifford@lcsnw.org.
Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center met the needs of more than 4,800 people in the Stanwood-Camano Island community in 2010. Services offered by the center include emergency funds to prevent eviction and the disconnection of essential services, free parenting and family budgeting classes and after school activities for teens. Volunteers are needed to teach music and art classes at the Davis Place teen center. Donations can be mailed to the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935 Stanwood, WA 98292. More info: 360-629-5257 or director@stanwoodcamanoresources.org.
YWCA's Adopt a Family program is seeking sponsors to adopt families for the holidays. Needed are gift certificates and gifts for children. More info: 425-258-2766, ext. 150, or www.ywcaworks.org.
Community
American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201. The Red Cross provides shelter, food and additional immediate emergency assistance to victims of house fires, floods and other disasters. It offers health and safety courses, assists the armed forces and their families. Financial and volunteer help are ongoing needs. More info: 425-252-4103.
Annie's Community Kitchen provides free meals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds WA 98027, and needs volunteers to help prepare, serve and organize food, wash dishes and collect donated food. More info: 425-744-8090.
Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries, 1624 Grove St., Suite C, Marysville, WA 98270, provides relational support for adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers. The nonprofit agency depends on donations. New holiday DVDs are being collected for Santa to distribute on Dec. 11. More info: www.eaglewingsministries.org or call 360-658-6093.
Stanwood Therapeutic Riding, 28119 Old Pacific Highway, Stanwood, WA 98292, is a nonprofit agency serving Snohomish and Skagit counties. It provides people with special needs the opportunity to ride and interact with horses. Saddles and donations toward horses' board and veterinary bills are an ongoing need. Checks can be sent to PO Box 102, Stanwood, 98292. More info: 360-348-7425, www.stanwoodtherapeuticriding.org.
Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223, needs a new guitar amplifier and is collecting new or barely used percussion instruments such as hand drums, shakers, tambourines and frog croakers for the band, Voices of the Village. The band is made up of people with developmental disabilities and plays more than 30 gigs a year. The instruments are shared with the audience. Instruments can be dropped off at the office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. More info: 360-653-7752, ext. 14 or www.villagecommunitysvcs.org.
St. Vincent de Paul, 6424 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, is a Catholic lay organization that assists the low-income and disadvantaged residents of Snohomish County. The organization assists with rent, clothing, furniture and food. More than 300 volunteers make home visits to clients. Needed are toys for kids of all ages as well as other donations, which can be dropped off at any St. Vincent de Paul store or can be picked up by calling 425-355-3504, ext. 2. More info: 425-513-6052.
United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports 102 nonprofit organizations providing education, health and human services. Donations remain in the county. A list of needs is at www.uwsc.org. Click the “Volunteer” button to search. Especially needed are volunteers to help prepare tax returns January-April. Training provided. No experience necessary. Translators and greeters also needed. More info: call 425-374-5506.
Volunteer Literacy Program at Edmonds Community College needs volunteer tutors to work with adults learning English, obtaining a high school equivalency degree or working through reading, writing and math courses. Volunteers are needed to commit to two hours a week for three months. Training and support provided. More info: 425-640-1032 or e-mailnancy.strom@edcc.edu.
Active duty and veterans
Support America's Armed Forces plans to ship 500 holiday care packages to deployed service members. Drop off donations at Fleet Service Auto and Truck Repair, 7511 Beverly Blvd., Everett, or Lynnwood Body Shop, 19230 Hwy 99, Lynnwood. Needed are jerky, nuts, candy, personal hygiene items, packaged meats, microwavable dinners, chewing gum, lip balm, sports magazines, DVDs, Borders book certificates and anything else easy to ship. Monetary donations also are accepted. More info: www.supportamericasarmedforces.com.
Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors, a statewide nonprofit organization, provides emergency assistance, therapeutic services, support groups and morale-building programs for wounded service members and their families . More info: 425-931-1047 or www.heartbeatforwarriors.org.
The Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters group provides quilts for the American Hero Quilts project. The quilts are given to wounded soldiers at Fort Lewis. People can help sew or donate money to American Hero Quilts, www.americanheroquilts.com. More info: Sharon Szekely, 360-387-4800 or sharonsseams2b@peoplepc.com.
The Navy League of Naval Station Everett is part of the Navy League of the United States. To make a donation, go to www.navyleague.org/giving_ways.
The Soldiers Project Northwest is a group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) who have served or who expect to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. Financial donations are needed. More info: 206-290-1035; northwest@thesoldiersproject.org or [URL]www.thesoldiersproject.org;http://www.thesoldiersproject.org[URL].
Wounded Warrior Project focuses on wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Financial donations are needed. More info: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
College students
Edmonds Community College Foundation, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036, supports access, success and excellence for students, faculty and staff at Edmonds Community College by providing scholarships, emergency funding for students, program grants and advocacy for the college. Cash donations to the new Jack and Elaine Oharah Endowed Scholarship that are made by Dec. 31 will be matched by an anonymous donor and a federal grant. More info: 425-640-1274 or foundation.edcc.edu.
Everett Community College Foundation, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201, provides scholarship support to students and financial resources to promote faculty and staff innovation. Local business leaders, individuals and alumni can make a difference in the lives of students by contributing an investment of time, talent and financial means in support of academic excellence and student success. More info: 425-388-9434 or http://www.everettcc.edu/administration/foundation/.
"Lions for Literacy" Volunteer Literacy Program at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower Street Everett, WA 98201, has a need for volunteers. Every quarter there is a growing list of requests for tutors (one-on-one and small group) and classroom assistants.This is a great opportunity for those who wish to increase their interactions with other cultures, as well as to help someone who has experienced learning difficulties to overcome the barriers that have prevented them from achieving educational success. Our program supports adult learners in the pursuit of high school diplomas, GED, English language development, etc. Call 425-388-9085 or e-mail jfrost@everettcc.edu.

Seniors
Senior Services of Snohomish County, 8225 44th Ave. W., Suite O, Mukilteo, WA 98275, is a nonprofit organization that provides nutrition, housing, transportation and information resources to 35,000 people each year. Cash donations are needed to help feed homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels. Donations can be mailed or made online at http://www.sssc.org. More info: 425-290-1262.
Food banks
Arlington Community Food Bank, 127 1/2 W. Cox St., WA 98223, needs food supplies and cash donations. Nonperishable food donations are accepted 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays and by appointment. More info: 360-435-1631.
Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, needs food and cash donations. Donations accepted 8:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays or by appointment. More info: 425-778-7227.
Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA 98020, is located at Edmonds United Methodist Church. Food and cash donations are needed. Donations are accepted through the north door of the church from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More info: 425-778-5833.
Volunteers of America operates the Everett Food Bank, 2802 Broadway, Everett, WA 98206. VOA provides food to more than 3,300 households each month, including hundreds of home food deliveries to seniors. It provides housing for families in crisis and runs three preschools for low-income children. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Volunteers and food donations are also needed. More info: 425-259-3191 or www.voaww.org.
Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037, serves residents in the 98036, 98037, 98012 and 98087 ZIP code areas. The food bank needs donations of nonperishable food, turkeys, holiday food and monetary help. For donation hours and more info: 425-745-1635.
Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville WA 98270, needs food and cash donations. Donations accepted 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. More info: 360-658-1054.
Maltby Food Bank, 21104 86th Ave SE Snohomish, WA 98296, provides food for families in the southeast corner of the Monroe School District. The food bank is open 2 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Donations of food, new unwrapped toys and senior gift cards are needed. More info: 360-668-7900.
Hands of Hope Food Bank, 9506 7th Ave. SE., Everett, WA. 98208, is a food bank run out of the basement of the Everett Free Methodist Church. Donations of food are accepted 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and volunteers are needed, as well as cash to buy food. More info: 425-355-5985.
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, provides food to approximately 250 families every month. The food bank needs nonperishable food and monetary donations. Donations are accepted at the facility in the basement of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. More info: 425-334-3430.
Salt of the Earth Food Bank has eight locations in Snohomish County and feeds more than 6,000 people each month. Volunteers are needed to drive and pick up food, help sort food, and distribute food. Donations of food are always welcome. Monetary donations may be mailed to Salt of the Earth Food Bank, 2908 118th Pl. S.E., Everett, WA 98208. More info: 425-355-1042.
Sky Valley Food Bank of Monroe is collecting turkeys, holiday foods, new unwrapped toys and baby supplies for more than 500 families. Monetary donations, used to buy food at bulk prices, can be mailed to Sky Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272. More info: 360-794-7959www.svfoodbank.org.
Snohomish Community Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Road, Snohomish, provides food to people who live within the boundaries of the Snohomish School District. The food bank is open to accept donations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Volunteer help and donations of cash, turkeys, hams and holiday foods are needed. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 1364, Snohomish, WA 98291. More info: 360-568-7993; snohomishfoodbank@comcast.net.
Animals
Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue, PO Box 123, Monroe, WA 98272, needs donations of hay, senior feed, oats, beet pulp and supplements. Cash donations are welcome. Volunteers are needed to foster, clean and groom. More info: ">. People who want to host a food drive are encouraged to call.
PAWS animal shelter and wildlife center in Lynnwood rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and finds new homes for cats and dogs. Needed are gift cards from pet and building supply stores, gas gift cards, clumping cat litter, dog biscuits and high quality canned dog and cat food. To donate, call 425-787-2500, ext. 256, or go to www.paws.org.
New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary, 19111 Burn Road, Arlington, WA 98223, is a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of animals in need. The focus is goats, but sheep and horses have been helped, too. Volunteers are needed to help work the farm. Other needs include financial contributions and donations of clean, dry hay and farm supplies. Donations of clean, used Christmas trees will be accepted in January. More info: 425-791-4513 or www.newmoonfarm.org.
Purrfect Pals, a nonprofit cat shelter and sanctuary based near Smokey Point, provides low-cost spay and neuter surgeries and adoptions. Donations can be mailed to 230 McRae Road NE, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: 360-652-9611 or www.purrfectpals.org.
Sarvey Wildlife Center, 13106 148th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223, rehabilitates orphaned and injured wildlife and provides educational programs. It needs liquid laundry and dish detergent, bleach, paper towels, rubber gloves, scrub brushes and sponges, heating pads, dry cat food, baby food, applesauce, peanut butter, raisins and honey. Mail donations to P.O. Box 3590 Arlington, WA 98223. More info: 360-435-4817 or www.sarveywildlife.org.
All-Breed Rez-Q (formerly Equine Rescue Alliance), 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected horses and donkeys. Cash donations are especially needed but also needed are soil, gravel, metal fence posts. New volunteers are welcome. Call 425-263-6390.


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