Ways to give: How to help this holiday season

Snohomish County has many nonprofit groups that provide programs and services to children, families, seniors and students. Each depends on financial help, volunteers and donations. Here are some ways you can help make a difference this holiday season.

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Arlington Kids’ Kloset, 135 S. French, Box C, Arlington, WA 98223, needs new or gently used clothing and coats in sizes for kids ages 4 through 18, along with new shoes, pajamas, socks, underwear, gloves, scarves and hats, personal hygiene products and books. Preschool through high school-age students 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 organization. Volunteers are needed. More information: 360-435-4875, www.arlingtonkidskloset.com.

Assistance League of Everett, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, needs gift cards from Fred Meyer, Target, JCPenney and Kohl’s. The cards will be used for Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for kids in need from 14 school districts in Snohomish County. Assistance League runs a thrift store and provides financial aid to graduating high school seniors and Everett Community College students. More information: Call 425-252-3011, email 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, as well as donations of fabric, batting, thread or money to buy sewing supplies. More information: 360-659-7198.

Boys &Girls Clubs of Snohomish County has clubs in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett (four clubs), Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Tulalip, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan, Coupeville and Oak Harbor. Needed are gift cards, mittens, socks, hats, toys, personal hygiene products and healthy snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the club’s administrative office, 9502 19th Ave. SE, Suite F, Everett, WA 98208. To volunteer or learn more, go to www.bgcsc.org.

Christmas House is located again this year 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. 5-21 but is closed Sundays and Mondays. 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 33rd year of operation. Volunteers are especially needed for setup Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

• Fire District 1 in south Snohomish County has offered all 12 of its fire stations as drop-off sites for donations of toys for Christmas House. More information: 425-551-1243.

• The GWTA-C Goldwing motorcycle group of Everett is collecting new stuffed animals as well as new winter coats for children and teens to be distributed at Christmas House. Donations can be dropped at Everett Powersports, 215 SW Everett Mall Way in Everett. Look for a tall brown bear sitting next to the blue donation bin at the front door. More information: Kathy Leon, 206-362-4250 or Kathy-Leon@comcast.net.

• Lamoureux Real Estate is collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit Christmas House. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1904 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

• Help the Sharing Wheels volunteers get bikes ready for Christmas House. The final work party of the season is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the agency’s shop, 2525 Broadway, Everett. More information: 425-252-6952 or www.sharingwheels.org.

Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., unit B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, expects to serve more than 4,500 Snohomish County students in need this year by providing free quality wardrobes and other resources. Needed are financial contributions, winter clothing, new underwear, socks and shoes appropriate for school. For additional information and the hours to drop off donations, go to www.clothesforkids.org or call 425-741-6500.

• Edmonds Yacht Club is sponsoring a coat drive for Clothes for Kids. All sizes are needed. Donations can be in the foyer of the club, 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020.

Cocoon House, 2929 Pine St., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, transitional housing and support services to homeless and at-risk teens. The nonprofit organization needs cash donations; gift cards from Target, Fred Meyer, restaurants, coffee shops and barber shops and hair salons; movie passes, bus passes; sleeping bags, MP3 players and ear buds, hair dryers, metal water bottles, sunglasses, umbrellas, alarm clocks, cross body bags, wallets, pajamas, new socks, new underwear, hooded sweatshirts, twin sheets, towels. For more information, call Chelsea Monroe at 425-259-3342, ext. 110, or e-mail chelsea.monroe@cocoonhouse.org.

Davis Place Teen Center is an after-school destination for teens in Stanwood and Camano Island. Teens receive a healthy snack, homework help and a chance to socialize with friends. Volunteers are needed to teach art and music classes and supervise activities. To volunteer, call 360-629-5257. Donations to support teen programs can be mailed to the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: email director@stanwoodcamanoresources.org.

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, 1509 California St., Everett, WA 98201, relies on financial donations from the community to bring help and healing to abused children and their families. More information: www.dawsonplace.org.

Everett Golf &Country Club is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. The club’s address is 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett, WA 98203. More information: 425-493-5419.

Everett Public Schools Foundation provides community support to strengthen academic achievement in Everett public schools. This includes classroom grants, tuition support for summer school credit recovery and all-day kindergarten tuition support. Send donations to Everett Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 3112, Everett, WA 98213. More information: www.epsfoundation.org.

FARM Youth Outreach provides an annual December holiday lunch celebration for children and families from homeless shelters in the region. The outreach is at 11212 92nd St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290. Needed are adult and youth volunteers to help with the “Miracle on 92nd Street” event, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Also needed are donations of stockings and small items to fill them, hats, gloves and books. More information: www.thefarmyouthoutreach.com.

Granite Falls School District’s annual food and toy drive is Dec. 2-13. Donations can be dropped at any school during regular school hours. Student leaders at the high school coordinate the event, which will provide food, toys and basic necessities such as soap and toothpaste for local families. For more information, call high school instructor Crosby Carpenter at 360-691-7713.

Hand in Hand of Everett provides children with a safe, transitional place while they await foster care placement. Needed are cash donations, gift cards to local retailers and non-perishable food. More information: 425-374-2461; www.handinhandkids.org.

Kloz 4 Kidz offers free clothing to children of Marysville-area families in need. The organization is at the United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. For an appointment, call 360-659-1021. Needed are donations of clean, gently used, age-appropriate clothing. Financial assistance also is requested for new underwear and socks. More information: www.marysvilleumc.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 Christmas gifts for children are needed. To donate, send checks to P.O. Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272. More information: Call 360-794-8720 or go to www.matthewhousemonroe.org.

Mukilteo Schools Foundation supports students with classroom grants, scholarships and programs that enrich the education of students. Donations can be sent to Mukilteo Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 753, Mukilteo, WA 98275. More information: www.mukilteoschoolsfoundation.org.

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, 4727 Evergreen Way, Everett; Mary’s Quilt &Fabric, 5128 Fobes Road, Snohomish; Quiltmaker, 315 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. More information: 425-252-4524; www.projectlinus.org.

Lynnwood-Terrace Young Life, P.O. Box 3381, Lynnwood, WA 98046, provides mentors and a safe, fun environment for middle school and high school students. The group also provides food and resources, especially for teen moms, kids with special needs and those from the alternative school environment. Needed are financial donations, food, gift cards and office supplies, as well as Christian adult volunteers. More information: www.LynnwoodTerrace.YoungLife.org or 425-478-7104.


Bethany of the Northwest Foundation, 916 Pacific Ave, 4th Floor, Everett, WA 98201, is a non-profit organization that for 82 years has provided care and nursing services for elderly and disabled people. Donations made to the Dignity Project will address the most pressing needs at Bethany’s three facilities, including chairs for patients’ rooms. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 5128, Everett, WA 98206 or made at www.bethanyofthenorthwestfoundation.org. More information: 425-551-6403.

Boy Scouts Tree of Giving will be up Nov. 23 to Dec. 18 at the Everett Mall, 1000 SE Everett Mall Way. It is a joint project of the Everett Mall 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 children and senior clients of more than 30 local nonprofit agencies. Checks can be sent to Mount Baker Council, 1715 100th Place SE, Suite B, Everett, WA 98208. More information: 425-338-0380.

Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides veterans services, housing, foster care, layette services, mental health and supportive case management services to vulnerable populations. Needed are housewares, towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, grocery, clothing and gas gift cards. More information: 425-257-2111; www.ccsww.org.

• Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St. Shoreline, WA 98155, on the Snohomish-King county line, is collecting new socks for Catholic Community Services in Everett.

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 information: 425-259-2827, ext. 24.

The city of Edmonds sponsors Giving Trees at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., and Edmonds City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N. People are asked to take a tag from the tree, shop for the person named and return the wrapped gift by Dec. 13. More information: 425-771-0231.

Everett Public Library staff are collecting diapers and Glucerna shakes for diabetics for donation to Volunteers of America. The drive continues during regular library hours through Dec. 20 at the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., and the Evergreen branch library, 9512 Evergreen Way. More information: 425-257-7686.

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. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206. Other donations can be dropped off at the women’s shelter. More information: 425-740-2506.

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. More information: www.evergreenmanor.org, call 425-258-2407.

Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides limited emergency financial assistance to crime victims who need gas, grocery or hardware store 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, relies on volunteers and cash donations. Needed now are skilled construction volunteers willing to teach others, fire extinguishers, power washers, pruning shears, gutter scoops, lawn mowers, chain saws, ladders and cordless drills. Volunteer or donate online at www.habitatsnohomish.org, or call 425-258-6289.

Housing Hope provides affordable housing and supportive services for low-income and homeless families in Snohomish County. Needed are gift cards for groceries, household items, gas, diapers, baby wipes. Donations can be dropped off at 5908 Evergreen Way, Everett. More information: www.housinghope.org or call 425-347-6556.

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington, P.O. Box 12824 Everett, WA 98206, provides emergency housing and other programs for homeless and low-income families. Needed are gas cards, grocery cards and volunteers to work with the children. More information: 425-252-6672 or www.interfaithwa.org.

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 who live within the Lake Stevens School District boundaries. Call 425-397-7433 to donate or adopt a person in need. More information: www.lakestevensfamilycenter.org.

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 and bibs. More information: 425-329-4569; www.nextstepnw.com.

The Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County, 4310 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98203, provides free assistance to single moms and low-income families with pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby clothes and diapers, and childbirth and baby care classes. The center has been serving the greater Everett community for 30 years, with more than 1,400 visitors a year to the Baby Boutique. For information on how to help, call 425-339-2175 or go to www.PRCpartners.org.

Salvation Army of Snohomish County, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is in need of holiday meats to present to low-income families. Donations of turkey, ham or chicken help round out holiday meals. More information: 425-259-8129.

• In addition, the regional Salvation Army office is requesting that people host giving trees for the organization. For more information about hosting a tree, go to SalvationArmy.org or email NWGivingTree@usw.SalvationArmy.org.

Sky Valley Family and Community Resource Center, 701 First St./P.O. Box 268, Sultan, WA 98294, helps families in need. Volunteers and donations of food and clothing are needed. More information: 360-793-2400; www.voaww.org/Get-Help/Skykomish-Valley-Services/Community-Resources.

South Everett Neighborhood Center and Familias Unidas, 6315 Fleming St. Suite B, Everett, WA 98208, are family support centers of Lutheran Community Services Northwest. An open house is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Needs include volunteers, non-perishable food, cash donations, gift cards, new jackets, winter clothing, school supplies and office supplies. More information: 425-355-6005, www.senc.familiasunidaseverett.com or email Juanita at jclifford@lcsnw.org.

Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 9612 271st NW, met the needs of more than 5,000 people in the Stanwood-Camano Island community this year. Services offered include emergency funds to prevent eviction and the disconnection of essential services as well as free English, parenting and family budgeting classes. A mobile dental clinic provides dental care to low-income adults. Morgan’s Tales Used Bookstore provides job training for teens and young adults with disabilities. Donations to support programs can be mailed to the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: www.stanwoodcamanoresources.org, 360-629-5257 or email director@stanwoodcamanoresources.org.

YWCA’s Adopt a Family program is seeking sponsors to adopt families for the holidays. The YWCA provides housing and support services to homeless, single women and help to families. Needed are gift cards and gifts for children. More information: 425-258-2766 or lkunz@ywcaworks.org.


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 and assists the armed forces and their families. Financial and volunteer help are ongoing needs. More information: 425-252-4103 or www.redcross.org/support.

Annie’s Kitchen provides a free community dinner every Wednesday evening at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds, WA 98026. People are needed to help prepare the dinner and pick up donations. More information: 425-744-8090 or annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org.

Hands Together provides emergency cold-weather shelter to homeless people in the Arlington area when temperatures drop below freezing for a sustained period. The shelter rotates between four area churches. A concert to benefit Hands Together is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 14, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Cash donations can be sent to Hands Together c/o Arlington United Church, P.O. Box 266, Arlington, WA 98223. To volunteer, call 360-435-3259.

Helping Hand of South Whidbey, P.O. Box 661, Langley, WA, 98260, has served low-income, disabled, unemployed or under-employed people for 32 years. Assistance includes grants for rent, utilities and fuel. More information: 360-221-7777 or www.helpinghandofsouthwhidbey.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 12487, Everett, WA 98206, is a grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to improve the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. More information or to donate: 425-339-3620 or www.namisnohomishcounty.org

Neighbors in Need at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036, needs warm clothing for men, women and children, including boots, as well as peanut butter, canned tuna and other canned goods. Volunteers are needed. The program provides breakfast, showers, a nurse’s care, haircuts, food and clothing each Saturday morning. More information: 425-778-2159 or neighbors-in-need.com.

Safe Harbor Free Clinic needs volunteer help from medical care providers and people able to help with data entry. The free clinic is open at 6 p.m. Fridays at 9631 269th St. NW in Stanwood. Needed are individually packaged healthy snacks and coffee, tea and cocoa donations, dinners for volunteers, scarves and gloves for patients, office supplies, office space and an ultrasound machine. To donate, call 425-870-7384 or go to www.safeharborfreeclinic.org.

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, veterinary bills and rider scholarships are ongoing needs. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 102, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: Call 360-348-7425 or go to www.stanwoodtherapeuticriding.org.

Take the Next Step is a faith-based organization in Monroe that offers help to people in the Skykomish River valley. Provided are sack lunches, emergency gas cards, bus tickets, warm clothes, a computer lab, mentoring, a community dinner on Tuesdays, community classes, a teen parent group and after-school tutoring. Needed are volunteers to help children, gifts and holiday food for low-income families, warm clothes and cash donations. Send checks to 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98272. More information: 360-794-1022 or www.thenextstepmonroe.org.

Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98223, provides residential and vocational services to Snohomish County adults with disabilities. Needed are used mobile electronic devices in excellent condition for use by adults who have little verbal ability. To donate, contact Michelle Dietz at resource@villagecommunitysvcs.org or 360-631-2027.

Volunteers of America Western Washington serves people in need with food, shelter, education, and support that goes beyond a temporary fix by creating sustainable change. During the winter months and holiday season, VOAWW relies heavily on the support of the community to help. Donations of food, toys, clothing, and cash are needed to help meet the needs. More information on how to give or volunteer: www.voaww.org or 425-259-3191.

St. Vincent de Paul, 6424 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, is a Catholic lay organization that assists 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, which can be dropped off at any St. Vincent de Paul store. More information: 425-513-6052.

United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports 107 nonprofit organizations providing education, health and human services. Snohomish County residents can give to the local community fund or find local volunteer opportunities by clicking on the words “give” or “volunteer” buttons at www.uwsc.org. More information: email info@uwsc.org.

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 courses. Volunteers are needed to commit to two hours a week for three months. Training and support provided. More information: 425-640-1032 or www.edcc.edu/vlp.

Volunteer Literacy Program at Everett Community College, called “Lions for Literacy,” needs volunteer tutors and classroom assistants. The program supports adult learners in the pursuit of high school diplomas, GEDs and English language development. Call 425-388-9085 or www.everettcc.edu/learning.

YMCA of Snohomish County, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201, has branches in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe and Mukilteo and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and strengthening communities. To donate, call 425-374-5769 or go to ymca-snoco.org/donate.

Pilchuck Recreation Association, an all volunteer non-profit, facilitates forest-based recreation in north Snohomish County sites.Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, geocaching and dog walking are allowed by permission Donations for trail maintenance equipment and supplies can be mailed to PRA, P.O. Box 2962, Arlington, WA 98223. Volunteers are welcome. More information:www.pilchuckra.org.

Active duty and veterans

Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors, a statewide nonprofit organization based at P.O. Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291, provides emergency assistance, therapeutic services, support groups and morale-building programs for wounded service members and their families. More information: 425-931-1047, www.heartbeatforwarriors.org or janice@heartbeatforwarriors.org.

Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters provides quilts for the American Hero Quilts project. The quilts are given to wounded soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. People can help sew or donate money to American Hero Quilts, www.americanheroquilts.com. More information: sharonsseams2b@yahoo.com.

Navy League of Everett is part of the Navy League of the United States. To make a donation, go to www.navyleague.org.

Wounded Warrior Project focuses on wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Financial donations are needed. More information: www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Fallen Hero Portrait Project needs monetary donations to keep the program going. Artist Mike Reagan gives free portraits to families of people who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, go to www.fallenheroesproject.org.

College students

The Edmonds Community College Foundation supports students, faculty and staff at Edmonds Community College by providing scholarships and emergency funding for students, grants for college programs and advocacy for the college. Of the college’s students, 43 percent qualify for need-based financial aid. Cash donations to support the foundation and scholarship awards for students with financial need can be mailed to Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall 314, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036. More information: 425-640-1274, www.edcc.edu/foundation or foundation@edcc.edu.

Everett Community College Foundation, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201, provides scholarship support to students and financial resources to faculty and staff. 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 information: 425-388-9555 or www.everettcc.edu/foundation.


Senior Services of Snohomish County, 11627 Airport Rd., Suite B, Everett WA 98204-8714, is a nonprofit 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 www.sssc.org. More information: 425-355-1112.

Food banks

Arlington Community Food Bank, 18810 59th Drive NE, Arlington, WA 98223, needs food supplies and cash donations. Nonperishable food donations are accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays and by appointment. More information: 360-435-1631 and www.arlingtonfoodbank.org.

• The Arlington Fire Department also raises cash and collects donations for the food bank during its annual Santa Run from Dec. 7-16 through the city’s neighborhoods. Go to www.santarun.net.

• Arlington American Legion Post 76 also raises money for toys for food bank clients in Arlington. The post has enlisted the help of all the banks and credit unions in Arlington and Smokey Point where people can make donations.

Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, needs food and cash. Donations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays or by appointment. More information: 425-778-7227.

The Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA 98020, is at Edmonds United Methodist Church. Food and cash are needed. Donations are accepted through the north door of the church from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information: 425-778-5833 or www.edmondsumc.org/foodbank.

Darrington Food Bank, at First Baptist Church on Highway 530 in Darrington, is open the first week of each month. To donate or volunteer, call 360-436-9603.

Everett Food Bank is run by Volunteers of America at 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 information: 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 codes. The food bank needs nonperishable food, turkeys, holiday food and monetary help. More information: 425-745-1635 or www.lynnwoodfoodbank.org.

Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store, 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270, needs food and cash, as well as gift cards and unwrapped new toys. Donations are accepted Tuesday afternoons and Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at the food bank. Especially needed are frozen hams and turkeys, diapers, stocking stuffers and new toys. Red collection barrels around town also supply the food bank. Volunteers are always needed. Checks can be mailed to Marysville Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 917, Marysville, WA 98270. Call 360-658-1054 or go to www.marysvillefoodbank.org.

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 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Donations of food, new unwrapped toys and senior gift cards are needed. More information: 360-668-7900 or maltbyfoodbank.org.

Mukilteo Food Bank, 4514 84th St, SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275, needs donations of food and baby supplies dropped off at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church. More information: 425-493-8729 or www.mukilteofoodbank.org.

Oso Community Food Bank at Oso Community Church, 22318 Highway 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223, is open on the third Friday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food and cash are accepted. More information: 360-403-7954.

Hands of Hope Food Bank, 9021 Evergreen Way, Everett, operates in the basement of the Lifepoint Everett Church. Donations of food are accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Cash donations can be mailed or made online, and volunteers are also needed. More information: 425-405-4395.*

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 information: 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 pick up, sort and distribute food. Donations of turkeys are needed. Monetary donations should be mailed to Salt of the Earth Food Bank, 2908 118th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208. More information: 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. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 233 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. 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 information: 360-794-7959 or www.svfoodbank.org.

Snohomish Community Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Road, Snohomish, provides food to 400 families who live within the boundaries of the Snohomish School District. The food bank is open to accept donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Volunteer help and donations of cash, turkeys, hams and unwrapped new toys are needed. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1364, Snohomish, WA 98291. Groups are encouraged to participate in the food bank’s Holiday Pledge Program. More information: 360-568-7993.

Stanwood Camano Food Bank and Thrift Store, 27030 102nd Ave. NW, accepts donations during business hours. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: 360-629-2789 or www.stanwoodcamanofoodbank.org.

Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank is at 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 information: 425-259-3191 or www.voaww.org.


Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides funding for the Everett Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic. Donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box 12817, Everett, WA 98206. More information: www.everettarf.org.

Equine Aid Horse and Donkey Rescue needs donations of hay, used tack for the annual tack sale or cash donations to the hay fund. Volunteers are appreciated. Donate at www.equineaid.net, by mailing to P.O. Box 123, Monroe, WA 98272, in person at Monroe Farm and Feed or call 360-282-6667.

Everett Golf &Country Club is a drop-off location for N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption Center and Pasado’s Safe Haven. The club’s address is 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett, WA 98203. More information: 425-493-5419.

PAWS animal shelter and wildlife center in Lynnwood rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and finds new homes for cats and dogs. Needed are volunteers and high-quality canned dog and cat food. To donate, send checks to PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046; call 425-787-2500, ext. 255; 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 the organization takes in sheep and horses, too. Volunteers are needed to help work the farm. Other needs include financial contributions and donations of clean, dry hay and farm supplies. More information: 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 information: 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 information: 360-435-4817 or www.sarveywildlife.org.

All Breed Equine Rez-Q, 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271, cares for horses that have been abused or neglected. Needed are volunteers to care for the horses, the grounds and buildings, and to help plan fundraising events. Monetary donations can be sent directly to the rescue or you can donate to the organization’s feed and veterinarian accounts at Snohomish Co-op, 168 Lincoln Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290; or North West Vet clinic, 8500 Cedarhome Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: 425-263-6390 or www.allbreedhorserescue.com.

The Humane Society at HappyPaws Farm, 8304 Wayne Ave., Stanwood, WA 98292, needs monetary donations for veterinary care for pets from low-income families. More information: 360-652-5844 or www.saveourdogsandcats.org.

*Correction, Nov. 26, 2013: The address and phone number for Hands of Hope Food Bank were incorrect in an earlier version of this story.

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