A non-denominational, non-profit organization

The Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto celebrates 60 years of channeling donations from those who wish to give to those less fortunate in the Palo Alto, California community. The Bureau accepts confidential referrals of individuals and families in need from social services agencies, schools, churches, temples and other community agencies.  The all volunteer staff eliminates duplications by serving as a central clearing house. The Bureau mails a holiday greeting with a check to referred families and individuals whose children attend Palo Alto Unified School District or are residents of the City of Palo Alto.

Check Writing personalized by Board Members!


Our Treasurer works on our database of recipients.

All members are volunteers! No paid staff!

Board Members at Local Business Community and Foundation Support events