Hope for Christmas is a program intended to help families that might otherwise fall between the cracks in receiving assistance at Christmas.
A family is generally referred by another organization, doctor, clinic, hospital, church or some other professional facility. Most of our families are those who have suffered a health or other type crisis in the 6-8 months (primarily) prior to Christmas. Many have lost one of the parents or a child or are suffering from cancer or other illnesses.
A family is helped only ONE (1) time through Hope for Christmas – as these are families like you and I that work, but due to circumstances that particular year, just aren’t able to handle Christmas. And they do not qualify for other assistance due to income, etc.
This is the ONLY time during the year we seek financial help from the public. We’ve been fortunate to have this program running for 7 Christmases. Christmas 2017 will be number 8 for “Hope for Christmas”!
Over the past 7 years, because of YOU, HOPE for Christmas has been able to help thousands of families in 36 counties in the state of Missouri. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with some great organizations and churches in these counties and because of their commitment going forward, HOPE for Christmas 2016 continued in 36 counties, however, 31 of those counties took care of their own program. This allowed 5 counties: Cole, Callaway, Osage, Moniteau and Gasconade to be served out of our local office.
IN 2016 WE ADDED SENIOR CITIZENS TO OUR LIST OF THOSE NEEDING TO BE ADOPTED. THIS WAS WITH THE HELP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES. This was a HUGE success, so we’ll be doing it again for 2017!
Registrations are normally in October; then in November, offices, churches, families, individuals, etc. begin adopting our families – helping to give them HOPE for Christmas.
We accept donations throughout the year for HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS. Make checks payable to: Hope for Christmas. You may either make a donation via our website or mail your check to: Hope for Christmas, P.O. Box 105276 Jefferson City MO 65110. If you prefer to donate cash, call to check our hours of operation as they vary.
Your donation is immediately matched by an anonymous donor, then matched again when we shop at 2 particular retailers. So, if you donate $25, it immediately becomes $50 then when we shop it becomes $100! WHAT A BLESSING!