Christmas & Holiday Gift Giving

“Christmas Corner” — Holiday Gift Giving Programs

We are a center of compassionate presence and service. We offer hope and ease the hardships of those in need in East Pierce County. That is never more evident than through our holiday programs. Over 800 families shop for new Christmas gifts for their children. St. Francis House provides holiday meals for families struggling with the day-to-day food insecurity. We match families with generous businesses and member of our community through our Family Adoption program.

If you want to learn how you can help, please see below.

Last year 1798 toys were distributed to 815 families.

Important Reminder for Christmas Shopping

Only 1 person per family will be allowed to enter the clothing bank during the month of December. No children will be allowed. If you bring your children you will be asked to take them home before you can shop.

Donations Hours and Updates

Due to our limited space, donations are limited to 6 bags or boxes per day. We are also asking that for the safety of our staff and volunteers, these bags and boxes weigh NO MORE than 25lbs. We appreciate your generosity and understanding.

DONATION HOURS:
Monday:  10am – 5pm
Tuesday: CLOSED to donations, Client Shopping ONLY
Wednesday:  10am – 5pm
Thursday: CLOSED to donations, Client Shopping ONLY
Friday:  10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2:45pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday Giving, Easter

How can I help during the holidays?

There are many ways to donate to St. Francis House Families during the holidays.

Thank you for helping to fill our Christmas Wish Lists. When having items delivered directly to St Francis House, please use the following delivery instructions: Deliver Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm ONLY. Please deliver to the administration building on the left side of the property.

If you would like to become involved please contact St. Francis House and we can answer any questions you may have.

Do you want to Adopt a family?

Contact the  Director of Programs by November 18th at info@puyallupfrancishouse.org Please provide contact name, phone number, mailing address and email. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and generous hearts!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for Christmas Shopping?

We do not register new clients during the month of December. If you live in our service area, you will be asked you to come back in January to register.

I lost my card. I do not know my Christmas shopping day.

Please bring you photo ID to Riebli House on your regularly scheduled shopping day. We will be able to look you up in our computer system.

To renew your card if it has been more than one year since you have shopped, please bring:

  • Your photo id
  • Proof of address (something mailed to you)
  • Proof of income

If it’s not your scheduled shopping day/time, you may or may not be able to shop. Christmas is a very busy time. We will do our best to accommodate every client, on their scheduled shopping day/time.

It’s not my scheduled Christmas shopping day/time. Can I shop?

No. You may come back on your scheduled day or you may shop after all clients scheduled for the day/time have shopped.

I haven’t shopped in a long time. What should I do?

Please bring you photo ID to Riebli House on your regularly scheduled shopping day. We will be able to look you up in our computer system.

To renew your card if it has been more than one year since you have shopped, please bring:

  • Your photo id
  • Proof of address (something mailed to you)
  • Proof of income

If you have not shopped in this calendar year, we will renew your card so that you can shop in January. You may or may not be able to shop for Christmas.

How do I sign up to be adopted?

Clients may fill out an adoption application between October 1st and November 15th of each year. All applications must be submitted by November 15th.

How do I adopt A Family?

Contact the Director of Programs by November 18th at info@puyallupfrancishouse.org Please provide your contact name, phone number, mailing address and email. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and generous hearts!

Client Holiday Shopping

All our services and programs are offered free of charge

We exist to improve the lives of those in need.

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Stories of Hope

Saving the Holiday for Troy & Jennifer

A young couple with their 2 small children knocked timidly on the door of Riebli House. "We were told we could get help here." Then began the all too familiar tale of lost jobs that led to intermittent part time work, late rent and utility payments, delinquent medical...

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Adopting a Family – Sharing What They Can

It all began a year ago on Thanksgiving Day.  The fragrance of turkey lingered as the Sherman family polished off the last of the pumpkin and apple pies; it was time to begin their long tradition of drawing one another’s names for Christmas giving.  Ann brought out...

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Choosing David

I can’t thank the beautiful souls at SFH enough for blessing our 6 babies with an amazing Christmas. I am so excited to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. This year is especially important. This year, we have the opportunity to legally adopt our son. As a...

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A Client’s Words

“Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts. It means so much to me and my family to be able to have a Christmas!! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. God bless you! “
 – The Allyn Family

“Dear Secret Santa, Thank you so very much for the Christmas gifts. My family and I are beyond grateful for what you’ve done. “
 – The Smith Family

“Thank you for making our Christmas the best ever! We appreciate the time and care you took to make this so special for our family.”
 – The Smith Family

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Christmas Corner Elves assist our clients with their Christmas shopping; greeting, directing traffic, and counting and bagging. Volunteering during the holidays absolutely fills my bucket!

—Lorna, Volunteer

Giving Opportunities

My company loves the Christmas family adoptions. It brings us all together and we can really experience the true meaning of Christmas. For as much as it helps the adopted families, I believe we are the ones that end up feeling so blessed to have the opportunity

— David F.

Shop the Nook

The Nook is a charity boutique operated by St. Francis House. The Nook sells “twice-loved” treasures at low prices in person at our Main Street location or in our online store.