The Christmas Box International

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Our mission is simple:

Every child deserves a childhood.

The Christmas Box International works to prevent child abuse and defend children through a culture of universal diversity, inclusion, and love.

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.


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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