MAKING AN IMPACT
What is Christmas Bureau?
The Christmas Bureau is an annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review. The program is made possible by generous monetary funds and volunteer hours donated by community members and organizations.
Who we serve
The Christmas Bureau provides holiday assistance to individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Spokane area.
Holiday assistance we provide
Grocery Voucher: All approved families and individuals will receive a grocery voucher anywhere from $15-$30 dollars depending on the size of your home/family unit. You must have a valid photo ID to use the grocery voucher at participating grocery stores.
For 1 person in the home you will receive $15
For 2 people in the home you will receive $20
For 3 people in the home you will receive $25
For 4 or more people in the home you will receive $30
Books: For approved children in the home ages 14 and younger you will receive one book. The application will ask some questions about your child’s reading style and interests.
Toys: For approved children in the home ages 17 and younger you will receive one toy. You will need to review our toy catalog found (here) to select your top three choices for each child. You will then input those choices in the application.
Ways to Donate to the Christmas Bureau
Donations for Christmas Bureau may be sent to The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 516, Spokane, WA 99210 or delivered to the lobby of the Spokesman-Review at 999 W. Riverside Ave. Please mark prominently, CHRISTMAS FUND.