This year, on December 10, 2017, we were able to give gifts to 100 adults, 35 infants, and 353 children! The children also enjoyed McDonald’s Happy Meals. For many of our Hope Church kids, this is the only hamburger and french fries that they will eat all year. Many of them look forward to this meal all year long as one of their favorite things about Christmas! The meal was good!!

The gifts are a combination of fun and practical. All of the gifts include soap and a face cloth. The adults receive a bucket full of much-needed groceries. The kids get toothbrushes and toothpaste. The older kids get some basic school supplies; younger kids get a coloring book and box of crayons. All of the kids get a few toys and some sweets. We also had gifts for infants, and they were very well received. Each of the babies received some snacks, and several items that their mamas will appreciate like wipes, vaseline, and other supplies. The gifts were good!

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to so many friends and ministry partners who help make this party possible - from donations that teams brought over to cash donations! We know there are a lot of places to spend money around Christmas time, and we appreciate the sacrifice involved in including the people of Hope Church on your list! Your investment was very good!

Merry Christmas, and many blessings in this new year!