For those ONLY APPLYING FOR A GROCERY VOUCHER you have to apply by the end of the day on 11/4/21 in order to have your grocery voucher mailed to you. You can still apply online after 11/4/21, BUT you will have to pickup your grocery voucher at the Fairgrounds December 4th - 16th 10am-2:30pm (excluding Sundays). We will be leaving the online application for Fairgrounds services open until 12/12/21 Please email christmas.bureau@cceasternwa.org if you have any questions.
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Receive Assistance

Whether you have decided to apply online or come in person to apply, EVERYONE with children will need to come to the Fairgrounds to receive services during the following dates and times:

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center

404 N Havana, Spokane Valley, WA 99212

December 4 – 16

 10am – 2:30pm

(Closed on Sundays)

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES!

AND

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION  OR

PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID PCR TEST WITHIN THE PAST 72  HOURS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
*If these requirements prevent you from being able to pick up your items at the Fairgrounds you can have someone who is vaccinated or tested negative pickup on your behalF.*

Please limit the number of people you bring with you to the Fairgrounds as we may have capacity restrictions. NO CHILD PLAY AREA provided this year.

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WHEN YOU APPLY ONLINE

You must live in one of the following counties to be able to apply online:

 

Washington Counties:

  • Adams

  • Lincoln

  • Pend Oreille

  • Stevens

  • Spokane

  • Whitman

Idaho Counties:

  • Benewah

  • Bonner

  • Kootenai

  • Latah

  • Shoshone

If you do NOT reside in one of the counties listed above you can still come to the Fairgrounds in-person to receive assistance.

You must have a unique and valid email address. 

This means you cannot let other people apply with your email.  Social service workers cannot use their email to help others apply.  You will need to create a unique email for the applicant.

WATCH YOUR EMAIL. This will be the main form of communication we will use regarding your applications and for updates about the event. Please check both your inbox and spam/junk folders. We will respond with an application status update by mid-November.

Please add Christmas.bureau@cceasternwa.org to your contacts so we are not blocked or sent to spam folder.

For those WITH children in the home, applying online early means shorter wait times in person when you come to the Fairgrounds. Applying early speeds up our intake process. You will get through the line faster which means the sooner you get to start choosing books and toys for your kids! Your grocery voucher will be given to you at the Fairgrounds.

For those WITHOUT children in the home, if you apply online before November 4th, you may receive your grocery voucher in the mail and you may never have to leave the home! If you apply after November 4th you will need to come to the Fairgrounds to pick up your grocery voucher. Please note, if we do need to verify your household you will not have your voucher mailed and will need to come to the Fairgrounds for verification in order to receive your voucher.

DON'T WANT TO APPLY ONLINE?

You can walk up and apply in person at the Fairgrounds to receive the same services

Do you need additional support? Please call (509) 505-4444 and ask to apply over the phone.

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WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

Required Documentation

We MAY ask you to provide documentation that shows who lives in the home with you.

Please plan on bringing the items listed below when you arrive to the Fairgrounds:

  • For adults (18yrs and older): photo ID and proof of current address

  • For children (17yrs and younger): Name and date of birth or age

    • Examples of documentation for children: birth certificate, insurance card, letter from school, DSHS or day care, WA Apple Health Statement​, WIC letter