How We Started

Find out why author Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri started The Christmas Box House close to 25 years ago, and why it is still the best solution for abused and neglected children.

Our Mission

The Christmas Box International charity works to prevent child abuse. We partner with local, national, and international groups to improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, trafficking or are facing homelessness or other risks that no child should have to face.

Our mission is simple: Every child deserves a childhood.

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Help fill children’s Wish Lists

Children often come into a house with little more than the clothes on their backs.  Each of our shelter homes and resource rooms across the state have specific wish lists from the children for clothing, toys, books, school supplies, etc., often needed right away, which you can buy and drop off by appointment.

Kids Helping Kids

Throughout Utah, there are children who are living without the protection of responsible, drug and violence-free parents and adults.

You can help make a difference in their lives by participating in the Kids Helping Kids program, where you and your friends can raise funds or conduct donation drives.

Volunteer your time

There are opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to donate their time, talents, and efforts on specific projects.  These opportunities change, and needs may suddenly arise, so please check back often and see what options may be available.

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