The Christmas Bureau is an annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and The Spokesman-Review.  This program is made possible by generous monetary funds and volunteer hours donated by community members and organizations.  The Christmas Bureau provides toys, books, and grocery store vouchers for thousands of low-income individuals and families.






in 2019

Wednesday, December 11th

through Friday, December 20th

(excluding Sunday, December 15th)

10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

404 North Havana, AG Building


Christmas Bureau serves low-income individuals and families regardless of where they live. Recipients may come in person and receive one grocery voucher per household, books for children 14 and under and toys for children 17 and younger.  Please bring the required documentation for all adults and children in the home.  


The Christmas Bureau is a weapon-free event. 


For more questions about the Christmas Bureau email:

*Please come in person to receive benefits. There are no early registrations.

Click here to download Christmas Bureau Guidelines

Christmas Bureau Volunteers

Since 1945, the Christmas Bureau has been providing holiday assistance for those less fortunate in the community. The program, funded by donations from businesses and individuals, offers grocery store gift certificates, books and toys for children, and some much needed holiday cheer for those in need. The Christmas Bureau was a huge success last year, it provided assistance to more than 26,000 people, once again serving as a shining example of the generosity and compassion of the Spokane Community.

The Christmas Bureau 2018 volunteer schedule is full.  If you would like to apply to volunteer in 2019 please fill out the volunteer application and you will be contacted in early October of 2019.


If you have questions regarding the Christmas Bureau or volunteering, please contact




12 E 5th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

PO Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210

(509) 358-4250 | (800) 831-1209

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Catholic Charities Eastern Washington EIN 91-0569880

CCEW Foundation is 501(c)(3) non-profit EIN 20-2823241

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Catholic Charities  Eastern Washington is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization;

Donations to Catholic Charities Eastern Washington are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.