The Christmas Box House

The Christmas Box International partners with local, national and international communities and groups to prevent child abuse and to improve the quality of life for children, teens and young adults who have been abused, neglected or are homeless.

Our motto is simple: every child deserves a childhood.

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 2015, we served 7,551 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. 

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