This is one of a collection of stories about philanthropy in Snohomish County.
These nonprofit groups provide services and help to children, families, seniors, students and service members — and in turn they depend on you. This holiday season, consider donating or becoming a volunteer.
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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 gift cards from local retailers 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. Monetary donations also are accepted. More info: 425-252-3011, assistanceleagueofeverett.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County, 10520 19th Ave. SE, Suite B, Everett, WA 98208, 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, 14 E Casino Road, Building A, Everett, WA 98208, partners with families and the community to support the success of children from infancy to age 5 through a nurse-family partnership, parents as teachers, early intervention and ECEAP preschool programs. Donations welcome. More info: childstrive.org, 425-353-5656.
Christmas House, P.O. Box 717, Everett, WA 98206, is an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides qualifying low-income Snohomish County parents with an opportunity to select free holiday gifts for their children. The “store” is open select days and times through mid-December at the Everett Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers are especially needed Tuesdays to Fridays and on move-out day. Monetary donations encouraged. See the website for a list of drop-off locations for new gift donations. More info: www.christmas-house.org, 425-338-2273.
Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., Unit 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, new socks and underwear, athletic shoes, and new or gently-used clothing (sizes 3T through 3X adult). More info: clothesforkids.org, 425-741-6500.
Cocoon House, 2929 Pine St., Everett, WA 98201 (scheduled to move spring 2019), provides shelter, transitional housing and support services to homeless and at-risk teens. The nonprofit needs cash donations; gift cards from Target, Fred Meyer, restaurants, coffee shops and barber shops and hair salons; movie passes; sleeping bags; new boys shoes; backpacks; new hooded sweatshirts; hand warmers; MP3 players and earbuds; umbrellas; bike locks and helmets; wallets; pajamas; new underwear; and extra-long twin sheets and towels. More info: Chelsea Monroe at 425-259-3342 ext. 110 or email@example.com
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 come to receive the professional care they need to be safe, seek justice, and heal. Financial donations are needed to support these programs. More info: 425-789-3000, dawsonplace.org.
Hand in Hand, 14 E Casino Road, Suite E, Everett, WA 98208, provides children with a safe, transitional place while they await foster care placement. Needed are cash donations, gift cards to local retailers ($25 increments if possible), new or gently used cold weather clothing for children ages birth to 12. Plenty of volunteer opportunities, too. More info: 425-374-2461, 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 and socks. 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 also 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 also is accepted. More info: 360-794-8720, matthewhousemonroe.org.
Project Linus volunteers make quilts and blankets to be given to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Work parties are held each month; ask for a newsletter to receive details on days and times at different locations. Donations of completed blankets, batting, fabric and other sewing supplies also are welcome; see projectlinus.org for a list of drop-off locations. More info: Diane, 425-252-4524, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Foundation Church, 2730 Oakes Ave., Everett. Monetary and new, unwrapped toys are accepted there. Or mail monetary donations to Toys for Tots, 5318 108th St. NE, Unit B, Marysville, WA 98271. More info: www.toysfortots.org, www.facebook.com/toysfortotssnoco.org.
Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, holds holiday Stuff-a-Bus drives to collect nonperishable food and toys, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 at Fred Meyer Everett (Murphy’s Corner), 12906 Bothell-Everett Highway. Monetary donations also accepted online. More info: www.voaww.org.
Work Force Development Center, 11400 Airport Road, Suite 100, Everett, WA 98204, offers a manufacturing apprenticeship program to students who are 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: email@example.com, 425-349-1800.
YoungLives Everett-Mill Creek, a program of YoungLife, P.O. Box 3487, Everett, WA 98213, is a Christian outreach and support program for teen mothers. Monetary donations welcome, as well as diapers and baby wipes, mentors and childcare volunteers. More info: everettmillcreek.younglife.org, 425-344-3615, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youthville EmberHope, 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: Shanna White, 360-651-4444 ext. 10 or email@example.com.
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: gfhs.gfalls.wednet.edu/gfallsedfoundation, Linda Hall at 360-283-4316.
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, 425-356-6690.
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: sultaneducationfoundation.com, 425-238-2651.
Camp Brian, 5002 Narbeck Ave., Everett, WA 98203, provides assistance, resources and financial grants to individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s disease, particularly early onset patients. The all-volunteer group welcomes donations. More info: www.campbrian.org.
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: 360-386-9918, snocophd3.org/foundation.
Everett Recovery Café, 2212 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, provides a recovery community center, peer support and hot meals to individuals recovering from homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. Volunteers are needed to have conversations with members at the Café, to teach classes, and to provide a meal for our members at our monthly open mic night. Donations are welcome at everettrecoverycafe.org. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Recovery Centers, 3019 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201, 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. Other donation requests include new or lightly used baby and children’s clothing, clothing for men and women of all sizes, toys and games, art and knitting supplies, household items, personal care items and more. 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, healthcare education and more at the Monroe hospital. A volunteer-run gift shop also needs volunteers. More info: www.evergreenhealthfoundation.com/monroe, 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, 17602 Highway 99, Suite 170, Lynnwood, WA 98037, offers ultrasounds and supports 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, aims to support the lifelong sexual health of all people. If you are interested in volunteering for the Everett, Lynnwood and Marysville health centers, send an email to Nicole at Nicole.Poole@ppgnhi.org. For more information on donating to Planned Parenthood, visit http://bit.ly/PPGNHIDonation or call toll-free 866-674-2538.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County, PO Box 5634, Everett, WA 98206, provides education and tangible resources to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The group does not perform or refer for abortions. Needed are new or gently used maternity and baby items. For info: 425-339-2175, 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 healthcare needs of children, Camp Prov and more. Shop for holiday items at two gift shops on the Providence campuses, donate, join a guild, or volunteer. More info: http://tinyurl.com/ProvCA.
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: www.providencegeneralfoundation.org, 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 healthcare services to more than 1,600 patients each year. Volunteer help is needed from medical care providers and people able to help with data entry. Donations and dinners for volunteers also are welcome. More info: 425-870-7384, safeharborfreeclinic.org.
Seniors and disabled
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 also welcome. Sponsors help provide financial support so that more at-risk adults can participate in programs. More info: 425-327-5533, 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), P.O. Box 1122, Marysville, WA 98270, 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 volunteer at the new Marysville Tulalip Integrated Learning Center. 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, provides innovative, inclusive services to children and adults with disabilities in their communities. More info: www.sherwoodcs.org, 425-334-4071.
Snohomish County Council of the Blind, 2721 Lincoln Way, Apt. D305, Lynnwood, serves the visually impaired, legally blind and totally blind with activities and advocacy. Donations welcome. More info: snococounciloftheblind.org, 425-293-9601.
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. At the top of this year’s wish list are musical instruments, sound equipment, and a van for Voices of the Village. Items not used by the band will be auctioned at the annual Voices of the Village Musical Auction fundraiser. More info: Michelle Dietz, email@example.com or 360-653-7752 ext. 14.
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.
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. Volunteers also welcome. More info: www.egmission.org/get-involved, 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. Volunteers are also needed for a variety of tasks. Donate online, or by check through the mail. More info: 425-252-6672, www.interfaithwa.org.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest Community Resource Centers, 115 NE 100th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98125, with locations in Arlington, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens and Lynnwood. 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 and limited financial assistance to crime victims who need gas, grocery or hardware store gift cards. 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.
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, or Bob Snyder at 425-772-0561.
Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides veterans services, housing, foster care, layettes for expectant and new mothers, and mental health and case management 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 more than 139 charitable funds. Donations can be made to specific funds or to causes, like 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, focuses on programs that help build a safe, healthy and drug-free community with a primary focus on the essential needs of people. The group operates a food bank, homeless backpack program, school backpack program, and drug and alcohol awareness and intervention programs. More info: granitefallscommunitycoalition.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands Together, c/o Arlington United Church, P.O. Box 266, Arlington, WA 98223, provides weekly brown-bag lunches and a cold weather shelter. Volunteers welcome. More info: 360-435-3259.
Hope Crew Outreach gets together Sunday afternoons to help feed the homeless. It relies on donated supplies, including from Franz bakeries. Volunteers welcome. More info: www.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 across 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, provides breakfast, showers, nurse care, haircuts, laundry, food and clothing every Saturday morning, as well as weekly support to homeless and at-risk youth and an emergency cold weather shelter. Volunteers and donations welcome. Clothing and travel-size toiletries are always needed. More info: 425-778-2159, email@example.com, neighbors-in-need.com.
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 where donations can be dropped off (6424 Broadway, Everett and 17150 W Main St., Monroe). See website for hours and donation restrictions, along with volunteer information. 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, such as refurbishing kids bikes to donate to Christmas House. Cash donations support services for people who rely on bikes for transportation. More info: 425-252-6952, sharingwheels.org.
Snohomish County Music Project, P.O. Box 1006, Everett, WA 98206, focuses on making communities stronger through music. Programs include clinical music therapy services for veterans, individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, youth affected by environmental trauma, and others. Volunteer opportunities for audiovisual engineers, administrative support, event assistance, and more. Donations welcome. More info: scmusicproject.org/get-involved, 425-258-1605.
Take the Next Step, 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98272, serves people in need in east Snohomish County with a Drop-in Center, offering immediate assistance, a cold weather shelter, community dinners, life skills classes, a teen parent group, after-school kids program and more. Throughout the year, volunteers and donations of diapers, sleeping bags, and cash are appreciated. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-794-1022, www.ttns.org.
United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports five cross-sector “Collaboratives” — groups of community partners with a shared action plan — working together on long-term solutions for children birth to age 8 and their families struggling to get by. Donations to its CORE Fund support a total of 68 partners and 17 basic needs programs. Volunteers also welcome. More info: www.uwsc.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: www.voaww.org.
YMCA of Snohomish County, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201, has branches in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano, and 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. Toys, teen gifts and gift cards are needed to help YWCA families for the holidays. More info: 425-258-2766 ext. 150.
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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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.
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,firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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.
Want your nonprofit listed? Contact reporter Melissa Slager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-339-3432.