Celebrating 30 years in 2022, Santa Express is a holiday retail store for all children in the Spokane, WA community; many of whom make this shopping experience part of their holiday tradition. The entirety of proceeds from the store benefits the Vanessa Behan, a safe shelter for kids who are in crisis situations.

The store is open to young shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12 with gifts ranging in price from only $1.00 to $12.00. The store also offers the availability for adults to shop in the boutique of specialty items perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts for family, friends, or secret Santas. 

Over 800 “Elf” volunteers are available to be paired with the children to help them shop for everyone on their list and wrap gifts.

Vanessa Behan Auxiliary Board

  • Denise Garceau
  • Kate Mai
  • Kerry Heinemann
  • Mary Stadtmueler
  • Melinda Lorge
  • Sammie Fletcher
  • Linda Seghetti-Moholt
  • Talia Brestar
  • Diane Daugherty
  • Jen Goe