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Where to give and where to find help: Directory of services

This holiday season, consider donating or becoming a volunteer. Hundreds of nonprofits need your help.

These nonprofit groups provide services and help — and in turn they depend on you. This holiday season, consider donating or becoming a volunteer.

 

Children

Arlington Kids’ Kloset, 135 S French St., Arlington, WA 98223, needs new or gently used clothing and coats for kids from age 4 through the teens. Needs include new shoes, pajamas, socks, underwear, gloves, scarves, hats, personal hygiene products and books. Preschool through high school students in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are provided with free school wardrobes. Volunteers are needed. More info: 360-435-4875, www.arlingtonkidskloset.com.

Assistance League of Everett, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, needs donations for Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for kids in need from 15 school districts in Snohomish County paid through sales from its Thrift Shop and grants and donations from businesses, foundations and individuals. The organization runs a thrift store and provides financial aid to graduating high school seniors and Everett Community College students. Monetary donations also are accepted. More info: 425-252-3011, assistanceleagueofeverett.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County, 4730 Colby Ave., Everett,WA 98203, provides children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one relationships. To volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister or to make a donation, visit www.bbbs-snoco.org.

The Binky Patrol, which meets first Sundays (second Sundays if a holiday) in Marysville, is a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for youth in traumatic situations. They also make quilts and blankets for senior citizens. Volunteers and donations of fabric, batting, yarn and thread are welcome. More info: 360-659-7198.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, 8223 Broadway, Suite 100 Everett, WA 98203, has 24 clubs in the Northwest, including those in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Sultan, Tulalip, Coupeville and Oak Harbor. Needed are art supplies, board games, ping pong paddles and balls, pool sticks, soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, gift cards, mittens, socks, hats, toys, personal hygiene products, school supplies and healthy snacks. Volunteers also welcome. More info: 425-258-2436, www.bgcsc.org.

ChildStrive, 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 200, Everett Everett, WA 98208, partners with families and the community to support the success of children from infancy to preschool through programs such as the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, early intervention and the Clever Sprouts ECEAP preschool. ChildStrive also provides food assistance for clients as a way to help them stay connected to services. Donations and volunteers welcome. More info: childstrive.org, 425-353-5656.

Christmas House, P.O. Box 717, Everett, WA 98206, will not be open this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The all-volunteer nonprofit provides qualifying low-income Snohomish County parents with an opportunity to select free holiday gifts for their children. More info: www.christmas-house.org, 425-338-2273.

Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., Ste. B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, serves thousands of Snohomish County students (preschool through 12th grade) each year by providing free, high-quality school wardrobes. Needed are financial contributions, athletic shoes, coats, hoodies, and new or gently-used clothing (sizes 3T through 3X adult). More info: clothesforkids.org, 425-741-6500.

Cocoon House, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, transitional housing and support services to homeless and at-risk teens. The nonprofit needs cash donations; gift cards from Target, Fred Meyer, QFC, Walmart and fast food restaurants.

Cocoon House is accepting donations of new/unwrapped items at the Colby Avenue location. Needed items include: winter coats M/L all sizes; pajamas; socks; men’s shoes size 10-13; women’s boots size 6-10; hooded sweatshirts; hand warmers; Bluetooth speakers and headphones; bike locks; wallets; backpacks; hair dryers; hair straighteners; make up and make up brushes; sleeping bags; tents; and warm blankets. More info: 425-259-5802 ext. 110 or info@cocoonhouse.org.

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, 1509 California St., Everett, WA 98201, aims to be a place where every child in Snohomish County who is a victim of physical or sexual abuse can receive the services they need for safety, justice and healing. Financial donations are needed to support these free services. More info: 425-789-3000, dawsonplace.org.

EmberHope Youthville, 3505 136th St. NE, Suite A, Marysville, WA 98271, is a faith-based foster care program. The group is in desperate need of more foster homes. Minimum qualifications: must be 21 years or older, in good physical and mental health, financially stable, able to pass a background check, and have compassion for youth from hard places. Foster youth can share bedrooms with a family’s children. More info: www.emberhope.org or info@emberhope.org.

Hand in Hand provides hope and opportunity to children and families in crisis through basic needs services and an emergency shelter for youth entering foster care. Needed donations include: personal hygiene items, gift cards to local retailers ($25 increments, if possible), diapers and wipes and cash donations. Volunteers also are needed. More info: www.handinhandkids.org

Institute for Family Development, North Puget Sound, 1712 Pacific Ave., Suite 102, Everett, WA 98201, aims to keep children safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing children into state-funded care through intensive in-home family counseling and skill-building programs. Donations welcome. More info: www.institutefamily.org, 425-374-4279.

Kloz 4 Kidz, located at the United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270, offers free clothing and shoes to children in north Snohomish County. Needed are donations of new or gently used clean clothing, size 4 through adult. Money also is requested for new underwear, socks and shoes. More info: kloz4kidz.org, 360-658-1021.

Mari’s Place for the Arts, at 2321 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201, offers arts programs for children ages 3 to 17, with a focus on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Volunteers teach dance, painting, fencing, golf, music, acting and more. Donations are welcome. More info: marisplaceforthearts.org, 425-257-1027.

Matthew House, P.O. Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272, is a hospitality house for children and the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons. The house, located at 16207 177th Ave. SE, provides food, clothing, transportation and support. Canned food and monetary donations are accepted. More info: 360-794-8720, matthewhousemonroe.org.

Project Linus volunteers make quilts and blankets to be given to Snohomish County kids infants to 18 years who have experienced traumatic life events. After Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, work parties will resume to make more needed blankets. Donations of completed blankets, batting, fabric and other sewing supplies also are welcome; see for a list of drop-off locations. More info: projectlinus.org, 425-252-4524, snohomishcolinus@aol.com.

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots of South Snohomish County collects and delivers Christmas wishes to children from newborns to age 17. A warehouse is donated, and located, in the basement of Reach Church, 2730 Oakes Ave., Everett. There is unusual need this year for monetary donations and new, unwrapped toys, which are accepted at the church. Applications are now open for laid off workers, first responders, health care workers, veterans and members of the armed services. Monetary donations: Toys for Tots, 6110 64th St. NE, Unit E 101, Marysville, WA 98270. More info: www.toysfortots.org, www.facebook.com/toysfortotssnoco.org.

Work Force Development Center, 11400 Airport Road, Suite 100, Everett, WA 98204, offers vocational training to students who are challenged by disabilities, socioeconomic disadvantages and/or at risk of dropping out of high school to prepare them for graduation and the workforce. Monetary donations are welcome. A wish list of new tools and equipment is at www.wfdcenter.org/wish-list. More info: carmelamorelli@wfdcenter.org, 425-349-1800.

YoungLives Everett/Mill Creek, a program of Young Life, P.O. Box 3487, Everett, WA 98213, is a Christian outreach and support program for pregnant and parenting teenage girls. Monetary donations welcome as well as diapers and baby wipes, mentors and childcare volunteers. More info: YoungLives coordinator Braelynn Cooper | braecoop@gmail.com, 425-344-3615 | More info: everettmillcreek.younglife.org.

 

Schools

School and college foundations partner with local public school districts and colleges to provide scholarships, classroom grants, and other programs that support students, teachers, faculty and staff.

Arlington Education Foundation, 135 S French Ave., Box A, Arlington, WA 98223. More info: www.arlingtonedfoundation.org, 360-435-1337.

Foundation for Edmonds School District, P.O. Box 390, Lynnwood, WA 98046. More info: foundationesd.org, 425-431-7260.

Edmonds Community College Foundation, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036. More info: edcc.edu/foundation, 425-640-1274.

Everett Community College Foundation, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201. More info: everettcc.edu/foundation, 425-388-9555.

Everett Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 3112, Everett, WA 98213. More info: epsfoundation.org, 425-385-4695.

Granite Falls Education Foundation. More info: https://tinyurl.com/GFSchfoundation or chagerty@gfalls.wednet.edu.

Lake Stevens Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1495, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. More info: www.lkstevensef.org, 425-335-3317.

Lakewood Education Foundation, P.O. Box 55, N. Lakewood, WA 98259. More info: www.lwsd.wednet.edu/Page/140.

Marysville School District Foundation, 4220 80th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270. More info: www.foundationmsd.org.

Marysville Rotary Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1875, Marysville, WA 98270. More info: tinyurl.com/RotaryEdFdn.

Monroe Public Schools Foundation, 200 East Fremont St., Monroe, WA 98272. More info: www.monroepsf.org, 360-804-4317.

Mukilteo Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 753, Mukilteo, WA 98275. More info: mukilteoschoolsfoundation.org, 425-931-3066.

Snohomish Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1312, Snohomish, WA 98291. More info: www.snoed.org, 360-568-5292.

Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation, P.O. Box 1209, Stanwood, WA 98292. In addition to scholarship programs, this group also supports various community efforts. More info: www.s-caf.org, 360-474-7086.

Sultan Education Foundation, P.O. Box 541, Sultan, WA 98294. More info: www.sultaneducationfoundation.org 425-238-2651

 

Health

Camp Brian in Everett is closing and is moving its support to the nonprofit Parkinson’s Wellness Place, 112 Ave D Suite B, Snohomish, WA 98290. It was created to promote health and wellness through exercise for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their families. More info: www.parkinsonswellnessplace.org, 360-568-0588.

Cascade Valley Health Foundation, 875 Wesley St., Suite 240, Arlington, WA 98223, aims to improve the health and safety of Arlington, Darrington and the surrounding areas through education, outreach and strong community partnerships. Donations welcome. More info: www.stillyvalleyhealth.org/health-foundation, 360-386-9918.

Everett Recovery Cafe, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201, offers a refuge from the streets for those who have struggled with addiction or homelessness. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, it offers lunch, groups called Recovery Circles and other programs. Following public health guidelines, hybrid Circles are available where members can choose to safely socially distance in-person. More info: www.everettrecoverycafe.org or 425-258-5630.

Evergreen Recovery Centers is a chemical dependency intervention and treatment organization with 11 recovery centers, including residential and outpatient programs in Everett and Lynnwood. Monetary donations can be made at www.evergreenrc.org/donate. More info: 425-493-5310

EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Suite 204, Monroe, WA 98272, raises money for near and long-term needs, health care education and more for EvergreenHealth Monroe. Hospital-wide volunteer opportunities are available. More info www.ehmfoundation.com or 360-805-6304.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 12487, Everett, WA 98206, provides free classes, support groups and advocacy for individuals that have a mental illness, for parents of children with behavioral health issues, and for the family members and friends who support individuals with mental health issues. More info: namisnohomishcounty.org.

Next Step Pregnancy Services, 19526 64th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036, offers ultrasounds and other free services for women facing unplanned pregnancies. The group does not perform or refer for abortions. Needed are diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes, blankets, booties and bibs. More info: 425-329-4569, www.nextstepnw.com.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, MS 313641, P.O. Box 3641, Seattle, WA 98124, advocates, educates, and provides health care to support sexual health and wellness for all. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Everett, Lynnwood and Marysville health centers should email volunteer@ppgnhi.org. More information on donating to Planned Parenthood at http://bit.ly/PPGNHIDonation or 800-430-4907.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County, 4310 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98203, provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and STI testing and treatment, evidence-based childbirth and parenting classes and tangible resources free of charge for women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies. It does not perform or refer for abortions. More info: 425-366-7567 or www.prcpartners.org.

Providence General Children’s Association, P.O. Box 13228, Everett, WA 98206, is an all-volunteer group divided into guilds that raise money for the health care needs of children, Camp Prov, scholarships for volunteers and much more. Visit a virtual Teddy Bear Breakfast site at http://teddy-bear-breakfast.square.site/ to learn more about their organization, enter a drawing and enjoy a free holiday coloring page and four-part mystery series created by Cathy Albrecht. More info: www.facebook.com/providencegeneralchildrensassociation.

Providence General Foundation, P.O. Box 1067, Everett, WA 98206, helps support the mission and work of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Donations welcome. More info: tinyurl.com/ProvGenFoundation, 425-258-7500.

Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation, Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201, welcomes donations and volunteers. Donate money for hospice and home care (including pediatric care), sponsor a child to attend Camp Erin, donate money toward in-home patient care equipment, or volunteer. More info: tinyurl.com/ProvHospice, 425-261-4822.

Safe Harbor Free Clinic, 7209 265th St. NW, Suite 203, Stanwood, WA 98292, provides free, professional health care services to more than 1,200 patients each year. Volunteer help is needed from medical care providers and licensed support staff. Donations and dinners for volunteers also are welcome. More info: 425-870-7384, safeharborfreeclinic.org.

 

Housing

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, 16929 Highway 99, Suite 100, Lynnwood, WA 98037. The organization always needs volunteers to help with donations, stock shelves and run the cash register in their stores in Everett (2302 Broadway), Lynnwood (16929 Highway 99) and Smokey Point (17020 Smokey Point Blvd). Donations of furniture, appliances, construction materials and tools are also appreciated. Other volunteer opportunities include committee work, work-from-home office assistance and group build and repair days for ongoing construction projects. Volunteer or donate online. More info: habitatsnohomish.org, 425-258-6289.

Housing Hope, 5830 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, provides affordable housing and support services for low-income and homeless families in Snohomish County and on Camano Island. Donation requests include gift cards for local grocery stores or classroom supplies for Tomorrow’s Hope – their child development center. Donate securely by texting HousingHope to 44321. More volunteer and donation opportunities at www.housinghope.org, 425-347-6556.

 

Active duty and veterans

The Fallen Heroes Portrait Project accepts monetary donations through The Michael G. Reagan Portrait Foundation, 7106 175th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98026, or through their website at www.fallenheroesproject.org 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. Over the years, the group has made more than 1,800 quilts. 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. Virtual and in-person tours are available by appointment by calling 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. Its holiday needs: Stuffing, canned green beans, canned yams, gravy, olives, au gratin potatoes, syrup, jelly/honey, jiffy muffin mix, cream of mushroom soup, mini marshmallows, canned fruit cocktail. Cash donations are especially beneficial during the pandemic to allow for safe and efficient food purchasing and distribution. Volunteers are welcome to apply at www.arlingtonfoodbank.org.

Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St. L100., Edmonds, WA 98020. Food, personal/household supplies, monetary donations and volunteers are needed year-round. Monetary donations can be made at edmondsfoodbank.org/donate. Donations for Toy Shop can be made as well, please indicate your preference with your payment. 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. Food is also distributed at Wind of Joy Christian Fellowship, 20721 Canyon Drive in Granite Falls. 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. More info: 360-691-4253, granitefallsfb@gmail.com.

Lake Stevens Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 1031, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258 expanded its service to four mobile locations, partnering with Assemblies of God Church, 9805 31st Pl NE on Tuesdays; Calvary Chapel, 9428 4th St. SE, Wednesdays;, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE, Thursdays; and the Lake Church, 9015 Vernon Road Suite 10, on Saturdays. All distributions are drive through and follow Covid-19 safety protocols. The food bank needs 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 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. More info: 425-334-3430, www.lakestevensfoodbank.org.

Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, needs nonperishable food, monetary donations, volunteer drivers 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 new 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 or 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, gift cards and movie tickets. Donations are accepted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings as well as Tuesday afternoons at the food bank. 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: 425-316-3333.

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, 210 Ave. B Snohomish, WA, 98290, has six locations in Snohomish County and assists at area soup kitchens. The all-volunteer group welcomes more help, as well as cash and non-perishable 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 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 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. Monetary donations are needed. Call 360-568-7993 to support Christmas gifts for kids or for information. More info: snohomishfoodbank.org, director@snohomishfoodbank.org.

Stanwood Camano Food Bank and Thrift Store, 27030 102nd Ave. NW, P.O. Box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292, is accepting food donations purchased at a grocery store and brought directly to the food bank or produce from a farm or garden 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Ring the donation doorbell. After hours donations can be left in the blue wooden bin closest to the double doors outside the food bank. Donate new toys, games, clothes, and gift cards for the Christmas House program, as well as new coats, hats, and gloves for the Warm Coats for Kids program. More info: stanwoodcamanofoodbank.org or 360-629-2789. The thrift store is accepting donations of used and new household items, clothes, furniture, jewelry, décor from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. More info: 360-629-6646.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, operates food banks in Everett and Sultan and serves as a distribution center for 21 other food banks and pantries in Snohomish County. With the surge of need during the pandemic, cash and food donations are needed to help buy 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 donations to care for more than 5,000 homeless, neglected and abused pets that come through the shelter each year. Information on donations, volunteering and fostering at everettwa.gov/animalshelter or 425-257-6000.

NOAH Center, 31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood, WA 98292, aims to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless cats and dogs through adoption and low-cost spay and neuter services. Volunteers and donations welcome. 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 and 425- 787-2500.

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 older cats who are not always easily adoptable. Cats can stay at the shelter as long as needed, which may be a lifetime in some circumstances. Volunteer (options may be limited due to COVID restrictions), foster or sponsor a pet, or donate cash or cat food supplies. Adoptable cats are available at the shelter and three locations in King County. More info: purrfectpals.org or 360-652-9611.

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, fencing, truck transport and a few hours help with cleaning and help with fundraising. More info: 360-652-5844, hmnsoc@aol.com, tinyurl.com/HappyPawsFarm.

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.

 

Seniors

All Aboard, 2913 W Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201, is an activities program for adults with special needs. The growing program has a strong need for more volunteers. Donations and sponsors are also welcome. Sponsors help provide financial support so that more at-risk adults can participate in programs. More info: info@allaboardwa.org, www.allaboardwa.org.

Arc of Snohomish County, 2500 Hewitt Ave., Suite 300, Everett, WA 98201, advocates for and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for a lifespan. Donations and volunteers welcome. More info: www.arcsno.org, 425-258-2459.

Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries, 1624 Grove St. Suite D, or P.O. Box 1122, Marysville, WA 98270, (mailing) provides support for adults with disabilities and their caregivers and families. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed. Volunteers can host an event, serve lunch or dinner at a celebration, make phone calls just to say hello, answer phones or prepare mailings in the office, lead a small group for monthly gatherings or become an old fashioned pen-pal. More info: eaglewingsministries.org, 360-658-6093.

Homage Senior Services, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, helps seniors and people with disabilities continue to live in their homes and maintain independence with meal delivery, nutrition, transportation, home repair and other services. More info: www.homage.org, 425-265-2294 (philanthropy) or 425-740-3787 (volunteers).

Quilceda Community Services, PO Box 425, Marysville, WA 98270 (mailing), 9610 48th Drive NE, provides residential care and the Willow Place recreation program for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers and donations are welcome. More info: www.quilcedacommunityservices.org, 360-653-2324.

Sherwood Community Services, 402 91st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. Sherwood addresses some of the most significant challenges facing children and adults with disabilities and their families, providing innovative and inclusive in-person and virtual services to safely meet individual needs. More info: www.sherwoodcs.org, 425-334-4071.

Snohomish County Council of the Blind, serves the visually impaired, legally blind and totally blind with activities and advocacy. Donations welcome. More info: snococounciloftheblind.org, or Marilee Richards at 425-530-9128.

Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98223, provides residential and employment services to Snohomish County adults with disabilities and other life challenges. This year’s wish list includes gift cards for coffee, groceries, going out to eat, and Christmas gifts. Gift cards will be used to buy holiday gifts for clients who do not have close family support and for staff members in recognition of their work providing around-the-clock care to residential clients who have significant disabilities. More info: Michelle Dietz, mdietz@villagecommunitysvcs.org or 360-631-2027.

Washington Vocational Services, 111 SE Everett Mall Way, Building C, Everett, WA 98208, matches individuals with disabilities to jobs based on the employee’s talents and the specific needs of the employer. Donations appreciated. More info: www.wvs.org, 425-774-3338.

 

Families

Beck’s Place, P.O. Box 562, Monroe, WA 98272, aims to keep humans and their pets together when times are tough by providing a variety of basic needs services for both. Foster homes are needed to temporarily house pets while owners seek housing, treatment or medical care. Human hygiene and household cleaning supplies also are needed. Donations welcome. More info: www.becksplace.org, 425-419-8992.

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, supportive housing, legal advocacy, support groups, children’s programs and teen dating violence education and prevention education classes. The nonprofit operates the New & Again Thrift Shoppe, 3010 Grand Ave., Everett. Volunteer opportunities and a list of needed items are available at dvs-snoco.org. More info: 425-259-2827.

Everett Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206, offers emergency shelter and services that meet basic needs. Find a list of needs at www.egmission.org/needs. Donations can be dropped off at the men’s shelter at 3711 Smith Ave. More info: https://egmission.org/getinvolved ,425-740-2500.

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 small household items such as cutlery, dishes and bowls. Donate online or by check through the mail. More info: 425-252-6672, www.interfaithwa.org.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest Community Resource Centers, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, WA 98203. Needs include personal hygiene supplies, nonperishable food, winter coats, hats and gloves, diapers, holiday toys and games, cash donations and volunteers. More info: 206-694-5700, lcsnw.org/program/family-support-centers.

Victim Support Services, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides advocacy services to crime victims. More info: 888-288-9221, 425-252-6081, victimsupportservices.org.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, provides shelter for homeless mothers and their children while creating a path to independence and self-sufficiency at Maud’s House. Monetary donations welcome. More info: www.voaww.org.

 

Community

American Red Cross, serving Snohomish County, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, food and immediate emergency assistance to victims of house fires, floods and other disasters. Offers health and safety courses and supports military families. To volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteer. More info: 425-252-4103.

Annie’s Community Kitchen, a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026, provides a free hot meal 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers welcome; help is needed each day of the week. More info: annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org.

Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides housing, children’s mental health, layettes for expectant and new mothers and recovery services to vulnerable populations. Needed are housewares, towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, groceries, clothing, gas cards and money. Donations of toys, coats and school supplies are also appreciated for children in foster care. More info: 425-257-2111, ccsww.org.

Community Foundation of Snohomish County, 2823 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201, connects people, opportunities and resources through grant making and by offering free training and workshops to local nonprofits. The Foundation manages 155 charitable funds. Donations can be made to specific funds or to causes such as education, human services, or arts and culture. More info: www.cf-sc.org, 425-212-4056.

Community Resource Center of Stanwood Camano, 9612 271st NW, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292, provides a variety of social, health, educational and financial programs for families, youth and the community. Programs include a used bookstore, a teen center, and classes for adults, teens and preschoolers. Donations to support these programs are appreciated. More info: www.stanwoodcamanoresources.org, 360-629-5257.

Granite Falls Community Coalition, P.O. Box 1947, Granite Falls, WA 98252. An all volunteer group focused on programs that help build a safe, healthy and drug-free community and providing essential needs. It operates a food bank with two distribution sites with home delivery, a backpack program for food insecure school children, and prevention education on substance abuse, equity, mental health and well being. More info: granitefallscommunitycoalition.org, gfcommunitycoalition@gmail.com.

Hope Crew is a street level outreach team focused on providing harm reduction, basic needs, love, support and resources to people living with a substance use disorder. The majority of those served are unhoused. The group is currently collecting cold weather items – hats, gloves, socks, jackets, sleeping bags and protein rich food items for those in need and is in need of cash donations. More info: Hopecrewoutreach.com.

Leadership Snohomish County, 808 134th St. SW, Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204, is committed to county-specific leadership development through a variety of programs, including the largest racial equity conference in the region. Program graduates are found in nonprofit, business and government work throughout the area. Donations welcome year-round for program support and scholarships. More info: www.leadershipsc.org, 425-508-5872.

Neighbors in Need at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, is open from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning to distribute non-perishable food items. Winter clothing also is available. Donations welcome. More info: neighbors-in-need.com

North Snohomish County Outreach, P.O. Box 3339, Arlington, WA 98223, seeks to build relationships with those experiencing poverty in North Snohomish County while meeting basic human needs to alleviate poverty. Its expanded programs include a cold weather shelter. More info: www.nscoutreach.org or 425-319-1848

St. Vincent de Paul of Snohomish County, 6424 Broadway, P.O. Box 2269, Everett, WA 98213, provides help with food, utilities, rent, clothing, furniture, household items and more. It operates two thrift stores: 6424 Broadway, Everett, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with donations accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 17150 W Main St., Monroe, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with donations accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Saturday. More info: www.svdpwa.com.

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 2531 Broadway, Everett WA 98201, has used bikes and parts for sale and lets everyone use its special bike tools and expert advice for free. The shop welcomes volunteers year-round and for special efforts, events such as refurbishing kids bikes to donate during the holiday bike giveaway program. Cash donations are appreciated and support services for people who rely on bikes for transportation. More info: 425-252-6952, sharingwheels.org.

The Snohomish County Music Project, 1702 Pacific Ave, Everett, WA 98201; fosters individual and communal well-being through anti-oppressive and trauma-informed music therapy with a commitment to people of all ages, abilities, and circumstances. Through community support, 98% of clients have received mental health support for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. More info: scmusicproject.org, 425-258-1605.

Take the Next Step, 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98036, serves people in need in east Snohomish County with financial assistance, food bags for the homeless, emergency groceries, teen parent support, encouragement and support for low-income students. Money is available to help vulnerable families affected by Covid-19 through mid-December. Volunteers and donations of diapers, sleeping bags, and cash donations are appreciated. More info: sarah@ttns.org, www.ttns.org, 360-794-1022,

United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports five CORE Collaboratives – groups working together on shared, long-term solutions to help children birth to age 8 and the adults in their lives escape the traps of poverty. Donate to CORE Fund support. More info: www.uwc.org.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, operates the Sky Valley Family Service Center in Sultan, a community-based campus providing services to children, families, and seniors. Volunteers and donations welcome. More info: tinyurl.com/VOASkyValleyService

YMCA of Snohomish County, 4730 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201, has branches in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano, and is a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate. It focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and strengthening communities. Donations welcome. More info: 425-374-5769, ymca-snoco.org/support-the-y.

YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish, 3301 Broadway, Everett, WA, 98201, provides housing and support services throughout Snohomish County in an effort to eliminate racism and to empower women, among other goals. More info: 425 626 1480 or www.ywcaworks.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.

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