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.
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.
The Binky Patrol, which meets first Sundays (second Sundays if a holiday) at a private home in Marysville, is a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations. Volunteers and donations of fabric, batting, yarn and thread are welcome.
More info: 360-659-7198.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, 9502 19th Ave. SE, Suite F, Everett, WA 98208, 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, 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, works with families to help children be ready to succeed in school and in life, focusing primarily on children ages birth to 3 years with or at risk of developmental delays and disabilities. 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 each year by providing free quality wardrobes and other resources. Needed are financial contributions, new or gently-used children’s clothing, shoes appropriate for school, and new underwear and socks.
More info: clothesforkids.org, 425-741-6500.
Cocoon House, 2929 Pine St., 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, restaurants, coffee shops and barber shops and hair salons; movie passes; bus passes; sleeping bags; boys shoes; backpacks; hooded sweatshirts; hand warmers; MP3 players and earbuds; umbrellas; bike locks and helmets; wallets; pajamas; new underwear; extra-long twin sheets and towels.
More info: Chelsea Monroe at 425-259-3342 ext. 110 or email@example.com. cocoonhouse.org
Davis Place Teen Center, a program of the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292, is a drop-in, after-school destination for teens who live in the Stanwood-Camano Island community. Teens receive a healthy meal, homework help and a chance to socialize. It has free music, art, cooking, babysitting and Lego robotics classes. There also is a Ready to Work job training program. Volunteers are needed to teach classes and supervise activities.
More info: 360-629-5257, firstname.lastname@example.org. stanwoodcamanoresources.org
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, 1509 California St., Everett, WA 98201, relies on financial donations from the community to bring help and healing to abused children and their families. A wish list of items for kids to enjoy and center facility needs also are listed on its website.
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, 14 E Casino Road, Building D, Everett, WA 98208, 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, 360-659-8521.
Mari’s Place, at 2321 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201, offers arts programs for children between 3 and 19, with a focus on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Volunteers teach dance, painting, fencing, golf, music, acting and more. Donations also welcome.
More info: marisplacearts.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 makes quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. Work parties are held 12:30-2:30 p.m second Tuesdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. 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, email@example.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 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. 3 and Dec. 9-10 at Fred Meyer Everett (Murphy’s Corner), 12906 Bothell-Everett Highway, and Fred Meyer Snohomish, 2801 Bickford Ave. Monetary donations also accepted online.
More info: www.voaww.org.
Young Lives Snohomish County, a program of YoungLife, P.O. Box 1375, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, 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: snocoyounglives.younglife.org, 425-299-0290.
Youthville EmberHope, 3505 136th St. NE, Suite A, Marysville, WA 98271, is a faith-based program helping foster youth. Volunteers are needed for its “Incredible Years” programs, which teaches parents how to build good relationships with their children. Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals, do crafts with children or hold babies. Must be 18 years or older. Also gladly accepts donations of new unwrapped toys and baby supplies.
More info: Shanna Swalwell, 360-651-4444 ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org. emberhope.org
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: https://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: http://gfhs.gfalls.wednet.edu/gfallsedfoundation, Linda Hall at 360-283-4316 or email@example.com.
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/1789, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marysville Education Foundation, 4220 80th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270.
More info: President Lori James, email@example.com.
Marysville Rotary Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1875, Marysville, WA 98270.
More info: http://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 community efforts, such as the fairgrounds and farmers market.
More info: www.s-caf.org, 360-474-7086.
Sultan Education Foundation, P.O. Box 541, Sultan, WA 98294.
More info: 425-238-2651, Debbie@skyvalleyvic.net.
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.
Evergreen Recovery Centers, formerly Evergreen Manor, 3019 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is a chemical dependency treatment organization that provides housing and addiction recovery services for low-income pregnant women, mothers with young children and men. It operates eight recovery centers, including those in Everett and Lynnwood. Monetary donations welcome. Contact about donating clothing, household items, school supplies, personal care items and more.
More info: www.evergreenrc.org/donate, 425-258-2407.
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, is dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to improve the lives of people with severe mental illnesses and their families.
More info: namisnohomishcounty.org.
Next Step Pregnancy Services, 17602 Highway 99, Suite 170, Lynnwood, WA 98037, helps single mothers and low-income families. Needed are diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes, blankets, booties and bibs.
More 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, and to foster a community where every child is a wanted child. Volunteers for the Everett, Lynnwood and Marysville health centers must go through a screening process; to get started, go to https://tinyurl.com/yc26tmn9.
More info: www.ppgnhi.org/donate, 866-674-2538.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County, 4310 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98203, provides free assistance to single mothers and low-income families with pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby clothes, baby wipes, diapers, and childbirth and baby care classes.
More info: 425-366-7567, www.realchoices.com.
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. Donate, join a guild, or volunteer at two gift shops or with Camp Prov.
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 pediatric hospice and home care, sponsor a child to attend Camp Erin, donate money toward in-home patient care equipment, or volunteer.
More info: http://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 https://www.safeharborfreeclinic.org/ . See Video
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 by building lasting relationships in the community. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed. Volunteers may participate by hosting an event, coming to serve lunch or dinner at a celebration, making phone calls just to say hello, answering phones or preparing mailings in the office, leading a small group for monthly gatherings, among other activities.
More info: eaglewingsministries.org, 360-658-6093.
Homage Senior Services, 11627 Airport Road, Suite B, Everett WA 98204, 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).
Sherwood Community Services, 402 91st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, aims to provide innovative, inclusive services for children and adults with disabilities in their communities through early intervention, assistive technology and vocational services.
More info: www.sherwoodcs.org, 425-334-4071.
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. Most needed are donations to purchase Hoyer lifts to help aging adults with disabilities transfer from bed to wheelchair to toilet and other spots around the house. Also needed are canvases, brushes, paint, easels, and other fine art supplies for the “Art and Success” classes.
More info: Michelle Dietz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-653-7752 ext. 14. villagecommunitysvcs.org
Washington Vocational Services, 111 SE Everett Mall Way, Building C, Suite 100, Everett, WA 98208, matches individuals with disabilities to jobs based on the employee’s talents and the specific needs of the employer. Donations welcome.
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.
More info: 425-259-2827. dvs-snoco.org
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: egmission.org, 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.
More info: 425-252-6672, www.interfaithwa.org.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest Family Support 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 clothing, diapers, school supplies, cash donations and volunteers.
More info: 206-694-5700, lcsnw.org/familysupportcenters.
Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 9612 271st St. NW, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292, provides a variety of social, health and educational opportunities for families, youth and the community. One initiative, “Thriving Families, Thriving Communities,” works to eliminate generational poverty in the local community. Donations to support programs are appreciated.
More info: www.stanwoodcamanoresources.org, 360-629-5257.
Victim Support Services, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides limited emergency 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, Snohomish County chapter, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, food and immediate emergency assistance to victims of house fires, floods and other disasters. It offers health and safety courses and assists military families. To volunteer, call 425-740-2327.
More info: redcross.org/snoco, 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 133 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.
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, email@example.com.
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.
Leadership Snohomish County, 808 134th St. SW, Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204, offers programs to develop current and future leaders to sharpen their civic, servant and adaptive leadership skills for a stronger community. Program graduates serve on school boards, nonprofit boards and in corporate boardrooms. Donations welcome.
More info: www.leadershipsc.org, 425-512-5244.
Neighbors in Need at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, provides breakfast, showers, nurse care, haircuts, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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., Monore). See website for hours and donation restrictions, along with volunteer information.
More info: www.svdpwa.com.
Snohomish County Music Project, P.O. Box 1006, Everett, WA 98208, focuses on making communities stronger through music. Programs include music lessons for children, and group music therapy for veterans and seniors. There are volunteer opportunities for audio-visual engineers, carpenters, event coordinators, painters and more. Donations welcome.
More info: scmusicproject.org/get-involved.
Take the Next Step, 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98272, offers help to people in the Skykomish River valley, including a Drop-in Center with Snohomish County Legal Services, a cold weather shelter, sack lunches and weekly dinners, mentoring, classes, a teen parent group, afterschool tutoring and other forms of assistance. A holiday gift guide is online. Throughout the year, volunteers and donations of warm clothes and cash are appreciated.
More info: 360-794-1022, www.ttns.org.
United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, funds five cross-sector Collaboratives — groups of community partners with a shared action plan — working together on long-term outcomes for children from birth to age 8 and their families struggling with low incomes. Donations to its CORE Fund support a total of 84 partners and 18 basic needs programs. Volunteer also welcome.
More info: www.uwsc.org, email@example.com.
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/donate.
YWCA of Snohomish County, 3301 Broadway, Everett, WA, 98201, provides housing and support services in an effort to eliminate racism and to empower women, among other goals. Sponsors are needed to help a YWCA family for the holidays with gifts and Christmas dinner.
More info: ywcaworks.org, 425-258-2766.
Fresh Start Housing Washington, 10924 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 230, Mukilteo, WA 98275, assists single adults with transitional housing, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health, domestic violence, and re-entry from prison. The nonprofit requests gas cards, bus passes, toiletries, housecleaning supplies, clothing, and cash donations.
More info: freshstarthousingwa.org, 425-750-7855.
Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, 16929 Highway 99, Suite, 100, Lynnwood, WA 98037, seeks volunteers for their stores in Everett (2302 Broadway) and Lynnwood (16929 Highway 99), which help fund the organization’s mission. Donations of furniture, appliances, construction materials and tools are also appreciated. Volunteer or donate online.
More info: https://habitatsnohomish.org/
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 listed online.
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.
Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 704, Snohomish, WA 98291, provides emergency assistance, therapeutic services and morale-building programs for wounded service members and their families. Christmas efforts include fulfilling wishes and making and filling special stockings.
More info: 425-931-1047, heartbeatforwarriors.org, firstname.lastname@example.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 is part of the Navy League of the United States. It provides support to sea services families and the Naval Sea Cadet Corps Junior ROTC and Young Marines programs. To make a donation, go to navyleague.org.
More info: Pete Stiles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Homefront recently moved a regional office to 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 nonperishable food, cash donations and volunteers, especially truck drivers.
More info: arlingtonwafoodbank.org, 360-435-1631.
Carol Rowe Memorial Edmonds Food Bank 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, edmondsumc.org/foodbank.
Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, welcomes food and cash donations.
More info: email@example.com, 425-778-7227.
Granite Falls Community Coalition Food Bank, 215 S. Granite Ave., 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 getting 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 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.
More info: 425-334-3430, www.lakestevensfoodbank.org.
Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, needs nonperishable food and monetary donations.
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, gift certificates and movie tickets. Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at the food bank. Volunteers are always needed.
More info: 360-658-1054, 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, 210 Avenue B, Snohomish, WA 98290, has eight locations in Snohomish County and feeds more than 6,000 people each month. The organization also has a soup kitchen. Volunteers are needed to pick up, sort and distribute food and to wash dishes. Turkey, ham, nonperishables and cash donations are needed around the holidays.
More info: Executive Director Sandra Richards at 425-355-1042, 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, P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272, welcomes food and monetary donations, as well as toys for gifts to give children of clients.
More info: 360-794-7959, svfoodbank.org.
Snohomish Community Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Road, P.O. Box 1364, Snohomish, WA, 98291, is open to accept donations from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Hams needed for Christmas meals by Dec. 18.
More info: 360-568-7993, 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); 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 several food banks in Everett, Mill Creek and Sultan. VOA also serves as a distribution center for 21 other 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.
All Breed Equine Rez-Q, 2415 116th St. NE in Marysville, P.O. Box 442, Snohomish, WA 98291, seeks a variety of volunteers. The all-volunteer nonprofit cares for abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise needy horses and ponies.
More info: 425-263-6390, allbreedhorserescue.com.
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/148/Animal-Shelter.
NOAH Center, 21300 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. See descriptions of volunteer roles, like that of Matchmaker Assistant, on the website.
More info: www.thenoahcenter.org, 360-629-7055.
PAWS Wildlife Center, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA 98046, runs wildlife and companion animal shelters. Foster an animal, volunteer or donate.
More info: www.paws.org, email@example.com.
Purrfect Pals, 230 McRae Road NE, Arlington, WA 98223, operates a shelter 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.
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), seeks volunteers to help walk dogs, cut grass, raise money to obtain dog and cat food for an animal food bank and vet expenses, and other tasks. Sponsor an animal or donate, too.
More info: 360-652-5844, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dogscats.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, email@example.com, 425-339-3432.