During the holidays, we work hard to ensure a festive atmosphere for the families of HOPE. Throughout the 2019 holiday season, the community was invited to participate in several projects to impact the lives of survivors and their families to take important steps towards healing during what can often be a difficult time of year. We were fortunate enough to have an outpouring of support from our community for our 2019 campaign.
Our holiday projects included:
Embrace-A-Family 2019: 193 individuals in total (48 families | 145 children)
The Embrace -A-Family project invited families, neighbors, and co-workers to come together to embrace HOPE families by purchasing specific items from a survivor’s wish list. We’d like to give a special shout out to our friends at Peach’s Restaurants. They embraced 21 families, for a total of 97 individuals (21 adults and 76 children) - a record!
The Holiday Gift Shop 2019: 339 individuals in total (93 families | 246 children)
Our Holiday Gift Shop gave participants a sense of excitement; each participant had the opportunity to shop for their little ones, free of charge. These gifts ensured survivors experience the joy of providing for their children and feeling safe and happy. The children in the shelter had the special opportunity of surprising their moms with a gift from our mom’s store.
Total Impact of 2019 Holiday Projects: 532 individuals! (141 families | 391 children)
We couldn’t share the news about the holiday without mentioning the wonderful Angels at Work, who donated their time, talent and gifts to ensure the Holiday Gift Shops were organized and well-stocked for participants.
On behalf of the survivors we serve, thank you for opening your hearts to support HOPE’s annual holiday projects. Every gift given helped the holidays become more joyful. Remember, together there is HOPE.
Click the button below to check out a photo album of donations and thank you cards from our HOPE families!