Hosted by the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Following years of tradition, the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is hosting the annual Holiday Giving Tree project to benefit kids in foster care and the juvenile dependency court system. What is not so traditional this year is how our program will operate.
Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize holiday shopping will look much differently than year’s past. Our goal this year is to offer our partners a safe and convenient ways to participate in this magical holiday program for kids. We all recognize that COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our lives. What hasn’t changed is the need to bring hope and healing to children in foster care this holiday season.
Companies, organizations, and community groups who would like to sponsor a child’s wish can select from the options below to indicate how they would like to give this season. Individuals or families who want to sponsor a child are also welcome!
Thanks to your generosity, hundreds of children will experience the magic of the holidays. To reserve your Giving Tree this year, to request a child's wish list, or for more information, please contact Amanda Ingersoll at Amanda.Ingersoll@co.snohomish.wa.us or (425) 388-7854. Thank you for giving!
OPTION 1: Contactless e-Giving
Working remotely? The Contactless e-Giving option offers flexibility for those who find it safer and more convenient to shop online. A packet of virtual gift tags labelled with children’s gift wishes will be e-mailed to your organization to allow for easy dissemination to participants. Those who select the Contactless e-Giving option can track gift tag assignments on the corresponding excel spreadsheet that will be provided. All donated gifts can be purchased online at the store of your choosing and shipped directly to the CASA office at the address below. Please identify the gift recipient associated with your tag on your purchase receipt.
Office of the CASA
2801 10th St.
Everett, WA 98201
For your convenience, we have also created an Amazon wish list that is pre-populated with specific gift wishes. Our Amazon wish list is comprised of our most requested items of the season as well as a few special wishes that may be bigger than our typical ask. You can find our Amazon wish list at Amazon Holiday Wish List
OPTION 2: Traditional Tree with Tags
Bring some holiday cheer to your space by hosting a traditional CASA Giving Tree! Giving Trees are decorated with tags labelled with gift wishes specific to the age of the child in need. The tags can then be removed from the tree by individuals who wish to purchase new, unwrapped gifts according to the tag they select. Giving Trees will be available to our participating community partners on Monday, November 9, 2020. All donated gifts will then need to be collected and returned to the CASA Program by December 16, 2020 to allow enough time to disperse them to children for the holiday.
OPTION 3: Hybrid
Want the best of both worlds this holiday season? CASA is happy to offer a hybrid giving opportunity to our community partners who want options. If you select the hybrid giving option you will receive a traditional CASA Giving Tree decorated with gift tags as well as a packet of different e-gift tags that can be disseminated virtually. Shopping can be done online or in-person and delivered to CASA by December 16, 2020.
Interested in getting involved year-round?You can apply to become a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and speak up for a child in need. Comprehensive training is provided online via Zoom. Learn more at one of our upcoming informational sessions or request a presentation to your organization or group. Details are listed on our website at How-to-Apply