Ways to Give

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Arc of Snohomish County: Supports people with developmental disabilities and their families. It needs nonperishable foods, toiletries and gift certificates for perishable food items for holiday baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday by appointment at 1615 California St., Everett. Call 425-258-2459.

American Red Cross: Snohomish County Chapter, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett. Services include disaster relief for victims of home fires, help with energy bills for families threatened with power disconnection, screening programs for those who need emergency shelter, and health and safety education. Holiday needs include boxes of wrapped single servings of cookies, soups, cocoa, spiced cider, chips and crackers, boxes of liter and half-liter bottles of water; industrial sizes of canned fruit, chicken noodle soup, beef vegetable soup and coffee; and printer paper and printing services. Call 425-252-4103, ext. 39.

Camano Senior and Community Center: 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island, provides services to seniors and those over 18 years old with disabilities. The group needs money to buy food and to help people in need with heating costs. Call Marla Ries at 360-387-0222.

Catholic Community Services: 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, provides holiday gift baskets and gifts for children and the elderly. It needs toys, games, coats, blankets and baby items. The organization also needs people and groups adopt families for Christmas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and some weekends in December. Call 425-257-2111.

Christmas House: 2200 Hewitt Ave., Everett, provides gifts to low-income Snohomish County Families with children under the age of 18. Needs include new toys, teen gifts, new gifts for infants, children, men and women, new housewares, and Christmas items. Also on the holiday need list is 10 to 12 volunteers to help guide families through the store. The store will be open from 9 a.m. until families are served Dec. 11 through 22, closed Sundays and Mondays. Wednesdays and Thursdays, the store will be open from 9 a.m. until families are served, then again from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 425-338-2273.

Clothes for Kids: 16725 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood, provides free clothes for needy kids twice a year. This year they need donations of new underwear, socks, pajamas, nightgowns, robes, slippers, gloves, mittens, scarves, umbrellas and backpacks. Call 425-670-7285.

Coats for Kids: The 10th annual Coats for Kids drive runs from Nov. 26 through Dec. 10. Drop off new or gently used children’s coats and warm winter clothing at any Papa Murphy’s or Home Depot. This year’s goal is to collect 5,000 coats.

Compass Health: Provides mental health treatment to people of all ages at numerous programs throughout Snohomish County:

  • Crisis Bed Program needs include turkeys, hams and other supplies for Christmas dinner for 35 people; Christmas stockings filled with nuts, candy, fruit and gum, holiday cookies, chocolate, backpacks, hygiene items (no alcohol; no glass containers), stationery and postage stamps, underwear and socks for men and women, sweats, T-shirts, gloves and mittens, hats, sweaters, coats, holiday tapes and CDs, and gift certificates to local thrift stores and other clothing stores. Call Cathy Papp at 425-349-7276.

  • Education and Resource Center needs gift certificates to stores like Fred Meyer, WalMart, Kmart and Target. Call Cindy Ainsley at 425-349-7309.

  • Compass Health needs gift certificates to fast-food restaurants for employment training graduates. Call Mark Ibsen at 425-349-7292.

  • The Homeless Drop-In Center needs donations of 100 stockings filled with personal care items (no glass; no alcohol). Holiday needs include warm clothing such as jackets, hats, scarves, mittens and sweaters, underwear and socks. Call Mike Doidge at 425-349-6842.

  • Three Compass Health facilities, Greenhouse, Aurora House and Haven House, need the following items for 52 people, 20 at Greenhouse and Aurora House and 12 at Haven House: turkey, ham and other supplies for dinner; Christmas stockings with personal care items (no glass; no alcohol), chocolates, nuts and candy; stationery and stamps; socks and underwear for men and women in large and extra-large sizes; and mittens, gloves and hats. Call Gary Snow at 425-258-4802.

  • The Evaluation and Treatment Center needs socks, underwear, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sports bras, personal hygiene items, holiday candy, gift certificates to Albertson’s, stationery, stamps and small calendars with no string. Call Carrie Strandell at 425-290-9745.

    Everett Gospel Mission: Women and Children’s Shelter has an Angel Tree project to match those in the community who want to give with individual women or children at the shelter. Throughout the holiday season the shelter needs nonperishable food for holiday baskets and wrapping paper and gift tags. Call 425-252-1297, Ext. 231 or 233.

    Food Lifeline: distributes food to more than 400,000 hungry people in Western Washington. It needs money to buy food and people to organize food and money drives at work. Call 206-545-3663 or send a check to Food Lifeline, 1702 NE 150th St., Shoreline, WA 98155-7266.

    Foundation for Terminally Ill Adults helps grant wishes to people with terminal illnesses. The organization needs cash, airline frequent-flyer miles, trips to Disneyland and a laptop computer. Send donations to P.O. Box 1209, Marysville, WA 98270, or call 360-659-2370.

    Granite Falls Eagles: provides Christmas baskets to local charities and holiday dinner to seniors. It needs toys for the Christmas baskets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 402 N. Granite Ave., Granite Falls. Call 360-691-7000.

    Helping Hands: Local 292, 2810 Lombard Ave., Everett, builds wheelchair ramps and remodels doors and closets for seniors and disabled people. This group has a food bank for the holiday season; it needs food and money. The group also needs money and stuffed toys for its Santa visit. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 425-259-5077.

    Hopelink Northshore: 18220 96th Ave. NE, Bothell. Provides food, gifts, clothing and money to the needy. It needs volunteers, food, new unwrapped toys, clothes and cash. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 425-485-6521.

    Humane Society of Snohomish County: The nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter provides adoptions, rehabilitation and long-term sanctuary for animals in need. Money for heating and vet bills are needed, as well as adoption and foster homes for large dogs; sponsors for long-term residents; support for spay and neuter programs for the needy; volunteers to feed, water and clean animals; volunteers for repair projects including mending a leaky roof; dry and wet cat and dog food; dog toys; and moist heating pads. Drop off donations at Happy Paws Farm, 19933 Old Burn Road, Arlington. Mail donations to Humane Society, 8304 Wayne Ave., Stanwood, WA. 98292. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Call 360-652-5844.

    Lake Stevens Community Food Bank: 2111 117th Ave. NE, provides food bank services for ZIP codes 98258 and 98205. Hours are 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month and 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The food bank needs money to buy food in bulk to feed as many people as possible. Call 425-334-3430.

    Marysville Community Food Bank: 6518 60th Dr. NE, Marysville, is open 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Provides emergency food to clients in Marysville ZIP codes 98270 and 98271. Its needs include holiday foods for Christmas baskets and volunteers to help from 8 to 11 a.m. any day. Christmas baskets will be handed out from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. Call 360-658-1054.

    Matthew 25:36 House/Simon of Cyrene: 16207 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, provides support services for families of prisoners and operates a homeless shelter. Needs include new unwrapped children’s gifts, holiday foods, cash, volunteers and a Christmas tree. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Call 360-794-8720.

    Pathways for Women: 6027 208th St. SW, Lynnwood, provides shelter and housing, family support groups and community services. Holiday needs include sponsors for meals and gifts; new gifts for infants to teens; new and gently used gifts for children to give to their parents; gently used winter coats, hats, mittens and scarves for infants to teens and adult women; nonperishable foods only; and volunteers for the Holiday Toy Shop on Dec. 14 and gift wrapping Dec. 17 to 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 425-774-9843, ext. 224.

    Project Self-Sufficiency: 2722 Colby Ave., Everett, provides a full range of services to low-income parents who are in the transition from welfare to work. Most participants hold entry level jobs, gaining skills they need to eventually fully support their families. The organization sponsors an Adopt-A-Family program, which anonymously matches a family with a donor, who provides Christmas gifts and food gift certificates. Call Joan Carlson at 425-388-7416.

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