Christmas Hope is an effort to reach and Restore Hope to children and families who are in need of assistance during the holidays.
In 2016 over 200 children were blessed with gifts and their families were blessed with a complete Christmas meal and other commodities.
Gifts for each child were selected based on age category. Every child was given one age appropriate SPECIAL gift and several other gifts.
Gifts ranged from an Amazon Fire Tablet & Case to air hockey tables, pogo sticks, doll houses, discover and learn sets, clothing, toys and much more!
Another facet of Christmas Hope 2016 was to provide Gift Baskets to 80 Seniors. Treat Bags were distributed to over 2,000 individuals. The children at three local schools were included in this distribution. It was a great joy to be able to bless the children in the schools with the treat bags.
Christmas Hope is a multi-tiered effort that touched approximately 2,500 individuals with purchases and in kind donations totaling $67,128.44! Programs under the Christmas Hope umbrella included: Autism Society, Blessing Baskets for Seniors, Bright Hopewell, Christmas Drama, Christmas Hope Program, Falcon Children’s Home, Hispanic Outreach in Charleston, Hurricane Matthew Relief, Treat Bags, Turbeville Children's Home and Windows Intl. Outreach in South Port.