What is Christmas Bureau?

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

The Christmas Bureau is held each year in mid-December at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. 2016 dates will be announced soon.

2015 Christmas Bureau Stats

  • 8,142 families were served, each receiving a grocery store gift certificate
  • 14,683 children 17 and under received a new toy
  • 13,056 children 14 and under also received a new book
  • 27,410 individuals received assistance
  • 600 volunteers assisted during the 9-day event

We would like to offer our profound gratitude to this list of amazing community partners for their in-kind donations to the Christmas Bureau:

Christmas Bureau major book sponsor

ABC Mini Storage, Spokane Valley ~ Albertons & Safeway Stores ~Arby’s ~ Bunzl
Central Valley High School ~ Costco ~ Cravens Coffee ~ Donut Parade ~  Earthworks Recycling Hoo Hoo Express Club of Brookdale South Regal ~ House of Charity ~ Jim Custer Enterprises
LCD Exposition Services ~ Parsons Construction Company ~ Penske Truck Rental
Providence Health Care ~ Rosauers Supermarkets ~ Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club
St. Mary’s Catholic School, Spokane Valley ~ St. Vincent de Paul ~ The Pizza Pipeline
Thor Street Fred Meyer ~ URM ~ Walmart ~ Yoke’s Foods

To Donate to the Christmas Bureau, click here

To Volunteer at the Christmas Bureau, click here.

To be a recipient at the 2015 Christmas Bureau, click here.


Contact Judy Lee, Christmas Bureau Coordinator, at
509.358.4254 or via email.