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Donors push Christmas Bureau over fundraising goal for 15th year in a row

The greater Spokane area has come through in spectacular fashion again, pushing the Christmas Bureau over it’s fund raising goal for the 15th year in a row.


Grateful recipients shop as Christmas Bureau prepares to close today

Today is the last day for recipients to visit the Christmas Bureau and receive a food voucher for their family and a toy and a book for each child. The …


‘It actually means a lot’: Christmas Bureau donations are helping families in time of need

Christmas is exactly one week away and families continue to arrive at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center where teams of volunteers distribute toys, books and food vouchers all …


Christmas Bureau bustles on its first day

The toy room was busy and lines were long Wednesday as people ventured out on snowy roads for the first day of the Christmas Bureau at the Spokane County Fair …


Volunteers unload teddy bears, prepare to open Christmas Bureau doors

Last minute preparations were underway Tuesday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as volunteers prepared to open the doors of the Christmas Bureau to recipients Wednesday morning.


Spokane Salvation Army seeks help amid concerns red kettle fundraising will fall $84,000 short of goal

With fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as less cash in the pockets of shoppers, the Spokane Salvation Army is projecting a shortfall in collections at its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Longtime Christmas Bureau volunteer is back after cancer treatment

Volunteer Ron Waybright has spent part of December the past 12 years handing out toys and books to children as part of the Christmas Bureau, which is a collaboration among …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Christmas Bureau seeks woodworkers to make traditional trucks

The Christmas Bureau needs a little last-minute help from local residents with woodworking skills who are willing and able to make a few simple wooden trucks in the next week.


Volunteers unpack, assemble Christmas Bureau toys

Volunters showed up to the Ag Building at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Wednesday to sort pallets full of toys in anticipation of the first day of the …


Women of the Year: Full-time volunteer Paula Bulkley works at both North Pole, Shriner’s Hospital

For the past two decades, Paula Bulkley has been racking up hundreds of hours of volunteer service at Shriner’s Hospital on the South Hill. The only thing that cuts into …


Giving and re-gifting to charities booms as end of tax year looms

Few events stimulate charitable giving like the end of the year. The holidays put some in a generous mood; others are motivated by the desire to gather up one more …


Downsizing piece by piece to find Christmas peace

Our Euro Christmas had the promise of disappointment Etch-a-Sketched all over it. And not just for the children, but for me, the quintessential American matriarch whose mother was born just …


Families serve Christmas dinner at Mid-City Concerns

Penny Moyer and her family have been delivering and serving meals at the Mid-City Concerns Christmas dinner every year for the past half-decade or so, with one exception. The family …


Giving of yourself can help you lose your ‘self’

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 12-part series of letters Paul Graves is writing to his grandchildren in 2012. They are based on the Peace Prayer attributed to …


Christmas Bureau donations a blessing for those in need

For Christmas Bureau recipient Shirley Cameron, 78, kids are everything. That includes her own two children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. It also includes other people’s kids – she volunteered …


Charities look to stock up as holiday season approaches

For many, the holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and share a special meal. A warm holiday meal might be even more special to those …


Salvation Army’s red kettles not full

Despite a weakened economy and bad weather, charities continue to be hopeful about donations this holiday season. The Salvation Army, which depends heavily on donations from holiday shoppers, collected less …