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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 facing homelessness.

Our motto is simple: every child deserves a childhood.

In 1998, founder and New York Times best-selling author Richard Paul Evans created a safe place for Utah’s children, an emergency shelter called The Christmas Box House, naming the charity after his first novel, The Christmas Box.

Annually more than 10,000 children, teens and young adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment or homelessness are served locally, nationally and internationally through our programs.

Since completing construction of three Christmas Box House children’s shelters, we continue to grow our programs. From providing needed children’s items through 10 community-based resource rooms, connecting teens aging out of foster care with resources, or making a Christmas morning bright, our programs aim to serve the same youth that inspired the first Christmas Box House.

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