Christmas in the City is our largest outreach event of the year, created in 2008 in partnership with HOPE’s Interfaith Coalition, giving hundreds of families in need the opportunity to choose gifts for their children ages 0‐18. The 2020 Christmas in the City event will be modified for the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. With the support of our Interfaith Coalition, partner agencies, and community donors, this year we will be providing gift cards, stuffed Christmas stockings, new socks and underwear, a bag of food containing a holiday meal to make at home, and some other holiday goodies, all available for safe curbside pickup to currently registered clients. This year we will also be providing holiday meal kits and stockings to our clients without children. The 4-day event will remain festive with candy canes, holiday music, Santa, and other holiday characters onsite for a joyous Christmas celebration. Covid-19 has challenged us all this year and we need your support now more than ever to ensure our growing number of clients are able to celebrate Christmas as we all hope to – secure in our homes with our loved ones near. Please consider sponsoring a portion of this event, to help ensure hundreds of local children and their families have a wonderful Christmas holiday.
Thank you to everyone who supported HOPE with donations or volunteered their time to help make our 13th Annual Christmas in the City successful! Because of you, we were able to safely serve over 300 children with stuffed stockings, gift cards, school supplies, and a holiday meal kit they can make at home with their families. We couldn’t have done it without the generous support from our community, sponsors, donors, and volunteers!
Photos! Take a look at pictures from the 13th Annual Christmas in the City here!