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What is the 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. In 2024 we will celebrate our 78th anniversary!


"I want to thank you and bless you for the generous food voucher I received... You can be sure I will put it to good use and be grateful for every bite! This is such a blessing for me... many many thanks."

-- P.S., Recipient


“You have helped me many times with this program. I am very thankful and appreciate your help during this very hard time of year. God bless you all and have a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so very much.”

-- D.R., Recipient

Holiday assistance we provide

Grocery Voucher:  Each eligible household will receive a grocery voucher. Your valid photo ID must match the name on the voucher to redeem at participating grocery stores.

Books/Toys: Children in the home ages 17 and younger are eligible to receive one toy, and children ages 15 and younger will also receive an age-appropriate book. 

Who we serve

The Christmas Bureau provides holiday assistance to individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Spokane area.

To apply you must reside in one of the following counties:

Washington Counties

  • ​Adams

  • Lincoln

  • Pend Oreille

  • Stevens

  • Spokane

  • Whitman

Idaho Counties:

  • Benewah

  • Bonner

  • Kootenai

  • Latah

  • Shoshone

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Ways to Donate to the Christmas Bureau

Mail Donations

If you would like to donate via check please mail to:

The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund

 P.O. Box 516, Spokane, WA 99210

Checks may also be delivered to the lobby of The Spokesman-Review at 999 W. Riverside Ave.

Please mark prominently, CHRISTMAS FUND.

Thank you for your support!

Receive Assistance


Make a Donation

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