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This holiday season, consider donating or becoming a volunteer. 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:www. Assistance League of Everett, Evergreen Way, Everett, WAneeds 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:assistanceleagueofeverett.
Volunteers and donations of fabric, batting, yarn and thread are welcome. More info: Needed are art supplies, gift cards, mittens, socks, hats, toys, personal hygiene products, school supplies and healthy snacks. Volunteers also welcome. ChildStrive, 14 E Casino Road, Building A, Everett, WAworks 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. Christmas House, P. BoxEverett, WAis an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides qualifying low-income Snohomish County parents with an opportunity to select free holiday gifts for their children.
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. Clothes For Kids, 52nd Ave. More info: clothesforkids. Cocoon House, Pine St. 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 ext. BoxStanwood, WAis 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:director stanwoodcamanoresources.
A wish list of items for kids to enjoy and center facility needs also are listed on its website. More info:dawsonplace. Plenty of volunteer opportunities, too. More info:handinhandkids. Institute for Family Development, North Puget Sound, 14 E Casino Road, Building D, Everett, WAaims 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.
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. Volunteers teach dance, painting, fencing, golf, music, acting and more. Donations also welcome.
More info: marisplacearts. Matthew House, P. The house, located at th Ave. SE, provides food, clothing, transportation and support. Canned food also is accepted. More info:matthewhousemonroe. Project Linus makes quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events.
Work parties are held p. Donations of completed blankets, batting, fabric and other sewing supplies also are welcome; see projectlinus. More info: Diane,snohomishcolinus aol. A warehouse is donated, and located, in the basement of Foundation Church, Oakes Ave. Monetary and new, unwrapped toys are accepted there.
Or mail monetary donations to Toys for Tots, th St. Volunteers of America Western Washington, P. BoxEverett, WAholds holiday Stuff-a-Bus drives to collect nonperishable food and toys, 10 a. Monetary donations also accepted online. Monetary donations welcome, as well as diapers and baby wipes, mentors and childcare volunteers.
More info: snocoyounglives. Youthville EmberHope, th St. 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, ext. 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. Foundation for Edmonds School District, P. BoxLynnwood, WA Edmonds Community College Foundation, 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA More info: edcc. More info: everettcc. Everett Public Schools Foundation, P. BoxEverett, WA More info: epsfoundation.
Granite Falls Education Foundation. Lake Stevens Education Foundation, P. BoxLake Stevens, WA Lakewood Education Foundation, P. Box 55, N. Lakewood, WA Marysville Education Foundation80th St. NE, Marysville, WA Marysville Rotary Education FoundationP.