Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become eligible for gifts and food boxes?

There is an application process that includes income eligibility. Applications are mailed through the Department of Human Services to those enrolled in their various assistance programs. If you did not receive an application but believe you are eligible, you may submit an application at DHS or at the Crook County Health and Human Services Office at 422 NW Beaver St. You will need to submit income verification with your application. Please note that the application deadline is November 16.

What can I do to help?

We are always in need of volunteers to pick up gifts, wrap presents, assemble food boxes, deliver to home bound families and more. You can contact Crook County Health and Human Services at 541-447-3260 if you would like to volunteer your time assembling boxes, donate food and/or supplies. You can also volunteer your time wrapping gifts or assisting in many other duties that come about during the holiday season. The Holiday Partnership will be assembling food boxes December 17th through the 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (times subject to change) and we always appreciate volunteers to help with this activity. Carey Foster Hall will be open December 12th through December 16th from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (times subject to change) and we could use volunteers to help sort and wrap gifts. Please call 447-3260 to sign up for volunteering.

How do I know my efforts aren't a duplication of what someone else is doing?

The agencies and organizations that have partnered together are using a common database to reduce duplication and coordinate resources.

Can we sponsor an entire family?

Absolutely! Please contact Vickie Rhoden at Crook County Health and Human Services at 541-447-3260 to coordinate this. Keep in mind the sponsorship will be made anonymous due to Federal HIPAA confidentiality regulations. Have an idea of how many families or people you would like to sponsor when you call in, and also if you would like to provide food baskets, gifts, or both.

What kind of food and supplies can I donate?

You can drop off cash/check donations, wrapping paper, clear tape, ribbon and bows, and other wrapping supplies any time between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Crook County Health and Human Services. Please make your check payable to Crook County Holiday Partnership.

Food donations such as stuffing, frozen hams or turkeys, canned vegetables, rolls, butter or margarine, potatoes, prepackaged pies or desserts, or cranberries can be dropped off at Crook County Health and Human Services at 422 NW Beaver St.

Where are the Tree of Joy gifting trees and drop boxes located?

See lists and map below.

Holiday Boxes

  • Meadow Lakes Restaurant – (541) 447-7640
  • Crestview Cable - (541) 447-4342
  • City of Prineville - (541) 447-4342
  • Pine Theater (541) 416-1044
  • Crook County Fire and Rescue – 3 locations (541) 447-5011
  • American Family Insurance – Sean – (541) 447-1133
  • Associates Real Estate – Diane/Mary – (541) 447-3940
  • Bimart (541) 447-0391
  • Chamber of Commerce (541) 447-6304
  • Crook County Courthouse – Colleen (541) 447-6555
  • Les Schwab Tires (541) 447-5686
  • Robberson Ford – (541) 447-6820
  • St. Charles Health System - Prineville (541) 447-6254
  • Papa Murphy’s (541) 447-5999
  • Starbucks (541) 447-3049
  • McDonald’s – (541) 447-2571
  • Sons of Beer – Cody (541) 416-0137
  • Coldwell Banker (541) 447-4433
  • US Bank (541) 447-4181
  • Crook County Library (541) 447-7978
  • Crook County Health Dept. (541) 447-5165
  • Mosaic Medical (541) 447-0707
  • Powell Butte Christian Church (541) 548-3066
  • City of Prineville (541) 447-5627
  • Crossroads BBQ Pit & Pub (541) 447-3335

Trees

  • Chase Bank (541) 447-3821
  • Oregonians Credit Union – Trish –(541) 447-4995
  • Washington Federal Bank – Amy - (541) 447-4105
  • US Bank – Steve (541) 447-4181
  • Wells Fargo Bank – Kelly (541) 447-6111
  • First Interstate Bank (541) 447-4105
  • St. Charles Health System - Prineville (541) 447-6254
  • Sunrise Pool and Spa (541) 447-2005
  • Crook County Library (541) 447-7978
  • Associates Real Estate (541) 447-3940
  • Amertitle (541) 447-5181
  • Powell Butte Christian Church (541) 548-3066
  • Wild Rose Boutique (541) 903-5556
  • Mid-Oregon Credit Union (Holiday Dough) for cash donations.