In 1996, founder and New York Times best-selling author Richard Paul Evans created a safe place for Utah's children, a Christmas Box House, naming the charity after his first novel, The Christmas Box.
In 2016, we served 8,400 children and teens who were victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Annually more than 6,000 children are served locally, nationally, and internationally through our programs.
Since completing construction of our emergency children's shelters, we continue to grow our programs. From providing a Christmas morning to pairing mentors with teens aging out of foster care, our programs aim to serve the same youth that inspired the first Christmas Box House. Learn more about Our Story here.