So many ways to give

These programs help with housing, active duty veterans, food banks and animals.

Housing

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, 16929 Highway 99, Suite, 100, Lynnwood, WA 98037, seeks volunteers for their stores in Everett (2302 Broadway) andLynnwood (16929 Highway 99), which help fund the organization’s mission. Donations of furniture, appliances, construction materials and tools are also appreciated. Other volunteer opportunities include committee work, office assistance and group build days for a Gold Bar Veterans Build. Volunteer or donate online. More info:habitatsnohomish.org, 425-258-6289.

Housing Hope, 5830 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, provides affordable housing and social services for low-income and homeless families in Snohomish County and on Camano Island. Donation requests include gift cards from local grocery stores, as well as cleaning supplies for welcome baskets for families moving into their new homes.Adopt a classroom at Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center, or volunteer to help a family build their new home. More volunteer and donation opportunities are listedonline. More info: www.housinghope.org, 425-347-6556.

Active duty and veterans

Fallen Hero Portrait Project accepts monetary donations through The Michael G. Reagan Portrait Foundation, 7106 175th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98026, to keep the program going. Artist Michael Reagan gives free portraits to families of people who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. More info: www.fallenheroesproject.org.

Hero Quilters of Stanwood-Camano provides quilts for wounded soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and at military hospitals in Afghanistan. People can help sew or donate money to American Hero Quilts at americanheroquilts.com. More info: sharonsseams2b@yahoo.com.

Navy League of Lake Washington and Everett, PO Box 547, Bellevue, WA 98009, educates the public and lobbies Congress about the Sea Services, and promotes the SeaServices among youth through programs like the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Naval ROTC and Junior NROTC. More info: lakewashnlus.org, info@lakewashnlus.org.

Northwest Veterans Museum, located in the Wicker Building at Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, displays exhibits of patriotic, military and war-related artifacts and memorabilia. Donations accepted. Volunteers encouraged to apply. More info: www.nwveteransmuseum.org, 206-390-9982.

Operation Homefront has a regional office in Everett. The national nonprofit supports military families with financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into long-term struggles. Volunteer or donate. More info: www.operationhomefront.org.

Food banks

Arlington Community Food Bank, 19118 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223, needs fruit, tuna, canned meat, canned vegetables, and both adult and children’s diapers. Cash donations and new volunteers are always welcome. More info: arlingtonwafoodbank.org, 360-435-1631.

Edmonds Food Bank, a Carol Rowe Memorial, is located at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA 98020. Food, monetary donations and volunteers are needed year-round. Cash and new toys for Christmas gifts also are needed. More info: 425-778-5833, edmondsfoodbank.org.

Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, welcomes food and cash donations. More info: www.concern4neighborsfb.org, concern4neighborsfoodbank@yahoo.com, 425-778-7227.

Granite Falls Community Coalition Food Bank, operating out of Father’s House Church at 402 S Granite Ave., mailing address P.O. Box 1947, Granite Falls, WA 98252, needs donations of nonperishable food items, fresh food such as eggs and produce, personal care items such as hand sanitizer and body wash, and small clothing items, such as gloves, hats and socks. Volunteers also are needed to work with computers, help with bookkeeping or drive to pick up and deliver food. A capital campaign is underway, and project managers are needed for fundraising and grant-writing. More info: 360-691-4253, granitefallsfb@gmail.com.

Lake Stevens Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1031, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, is located in the basement of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. The food bankneeds perishable and non-perishable food as well as monetary donations. Sponsor a family for $20 a month, or adopt a family for Christmas for $25. Drop off donations 9 a.m.to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. More info: 425-334-3430, www.lakestevensfoodbank.org.

Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, needs nonperishable food, monetary donations and volunteers. More info: 425-745-1635, lynnwoodfoodbank.org.

Maltby Food Bank, 21104 86th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296, needs donations of food, cash and toiletries year-round. For the holiday season, specific needs include hams,olives, stuffing, gravy, Jell-O, pudding, canned fruit, flour and sugar, as well as winter clothing. Donate gifts for children, gift cards for teens, and gift cards to gas or grocery stores for seniors by Dec. 12. More info: www.maltbyfoodbank.org/wordpress, 360-668-7900.

Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store, 4150 88th St. NE, P.O. Box 917, Marysville, WA 98270, needs food and cash, as well as holiday foods and toys, giftcertificates and movie tickets. Donations are accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings as well as Tuesday afternoons at the food bank. Volunteers are always welcome. More info: 360-658-1054, www.marysvillefoodbank.org.

Mill Creek Community Food Bank, located at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012, is sponsored by Hope Creek Charitable Foundation.More info: 425-876-7158.

Mukilteo Food Bank is located at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Donations and volunteers welcome. More info: 425-366-8229,www.mukilteofoodbank.org.

Salt of the Earth Food Bank, 2908 118th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208, has eight locations in Snohomish County and a soup kitchen, feeding more than 1,000 people a week.The all-volunteer group welcomes more help, as well as non-perishable and cash donations year-round. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings are needed around the holidays.More info: Steve Marth at 360-805-1030, saltoftheearthfoodbank.org.

Salvation Army of Snohomish County, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is in need of donations of cash and nonperishable food items for its food bank and for holiday meals. To arrange for a truck to pick up donations, call 800-SATruck. More info: 425-259-8129, everett.salvationarmy.org.

Sky Valley Food Bank, 233 Sky River Parkway (facility), P.O. Box 724 (mailing), Monroe, WA 98272, seeks food and cash donations to help it serve about 1,200 families each month. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Monetary donations help buy food in bulk. More info: 360-794-7959, svfoodbank.org.

Snohomish Community Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Road (facility), P.O. Box 1364 (mailing), Snohomish, WA, 98291, is open to accept donations 9 a.m.-noon Mondays,Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Fridays, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Hams needed for Christmas meals by Dec. 17. More info: 360-568-7993, snohomishfoodbank.org, director@snohomishfoodbank.org.

Stanwood Camano Food Bank and Thrift Store, 27030 102nd Ave. NW, P.O. Box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292, accepts donations of nonperishable food, money and thrift store items. Special collections this month include food for holiday baskets; warm coats for kids; toys, stocking stuffers, clothing and games (all new); baby food, formula and diapers (sizes preemie, 4, 5 and 6); personal care items; and extra food for a school backpack program to fill the holiday break. More info: 360-629-2789,stanwoodcamanofoodbank.org.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, operates food banks in Everett and Sultan. VOA also serves as a distribution center for 21other food banks and pantries in Snohomish County. Donations are especially needed during the holiday season to help purchase holiday meal items. More info:www.voaww.org.

Animals

Camano Animal Shelter Association, 198 Can Ku Road on Camano Island, P.O. Box 1726, Stanwood, WA 98292, is an animal welfare organization and no-kill shelter. Adopt an animal, volunteer, or donate. More info: 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.com.

Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Road, Everett, WA 98201, welcomes volunteers and those willing to foster animals. Donations welcome, too. More info: 425-257-6000, everettwa.gov/animalshelter.

NOAH Center, 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood, WA 98292, aims to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless cats and dogs through adoption andlow-cost spay and neuter services. Volunteers and donations welcome. See descriptions of volunteer roles, like that of Matchmaker Assistant, on the website. More info:www.thenoahcenter.org, 360-629-7055.

PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046, runs wildlife and companion animal shelters. Foster an animal, volunteer or donate. More info: www.paws.org,volunteers@paws.org.

Purrfect Pals, 230 McRae Road NE, Arlington, WA 98223, operates a shelter and adoption centers for cats and kittens, especially older cats, cats with major medical needs,cats with chronic illnesses and other cats not easily adoptable. Volunteer, foster or sponsor a pet, or donate cash or cat food supplies. Adoptable cats are at the shelter and PetSmart stores in Everett and Lynnwood. More info: 360-652-9611, purrfectpals.org.

Humane Society at HappyPaws Farm, 19933 Old Burn Road in Arlington (facility), 8304 Wayne Ave., Stanwood, WA 98292 (mailing), is a no-kill shelter for special needs dogs and cats and also runs an animal food bank for low-income pet owners. Needed are donations for vet care and to finish a feral cat shelter. Volunteers also are needed for maintenance, electrical and plumbing work, concrete laying and fencing. Dog and cat food always welcome. More info: 360-652-5844, hmnsoc@aol.com, www.dogscats.org.

Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy, 36121 160th St. SE, Sultan, WA 98294, brings registered pet therapy teams including miniature horses and a dog to health care facilities and correctional institutions to help people better cope with health problems. Donations welcome. More info: 360-722-0472, www.triplebfoundation.org.

These are just some ways to give. The United Way of Snohomish County website, Get Connected, is a year-round resource that connects volunteers with a variety of opportunities throughout Snohomish County. To see the latest, go to getconnected.uwsc.org.

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