Let me introduce you to the 2017 Co-Chairs for Hope for Christmas!
I'm so excited! This husband and wife team are a couple I admire, respect and love. They have dealt with their share of real life struggles and not just survived, but came through stronger than ever.
They have been involved with Hope for Christmas for several years now and make an excellent wrapping team! They are very selfless, caring, and giving. Please help me in applauding: Greg and Brenda Carrell!
Greg and Brenda have been residents of Jefferson City for a little over 12 years, but their roots in this region go back many years. They grew up In St. James, Missouri just south of Jeff City and have numerous relatives in Jeff City and the surrounding counties.
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Married for over 35 years, Greg and Brenda met in Junior High School. They have two children, Andrew; a sergeant in the US Army and Erin; a graduate of MU, now living in Chicago. Brenda and Greg are expecting their first grandchild in March of next year.
Coming from large families, they both know how tight money can be, especially during the Holidays.
Brenda is a cancer survivor and works in a local law office. Greg has spent 3 decades working for the State Fire Marshal’s office. Overcoming devastating illness and seeing tragic loss of lives and properties have impacted their outlook on life, causing them to understand the true joy of giving and helping those in need.
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As we work through our 8th year of HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS, we know the need is greater than ever before! We need your help! As you may or may not know, Hope for Christmas families are much like you & I. They are people you work with, sit next to in church, your children attend school with....the people you see everyday. But unlike you and I, they have suffered a traumatic health issue (cancer, etc), house fire, death or other serious issue that prevents them from being able to provide Christmas for their family. Help is provided only one (1) time for families and ALL stories are verified and confirmed. We need YOU to come along with HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS and help....together WE provide a very special Christmas for these families!
We are again working with the Department of Health & Senior Services to Provide HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS for many of our SENIORS that would otherwise receive nothing. If you'd like to adopt a senior or family, please let us know!
Contact us: Phone: 573-353-4720, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, check out our family stories here or on Facebook: hopeforchristmasJeffCity or here which is our main Christmas website: www.hopeforchristmasjcmo.org where you may also make a donation via PayPal by clicking the red "Make a Donation" tab above. We also have an account set up with YouCaring that you may donate through and that website is: https://www.youcaring.com/hopeforchristmas-1022330
For checks or money orders, our mailing address is: Hope for Christmas P.O. Box 105276 Jefferson City MO 65110.
Thank you for helping to give our families “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing! 100% of your donation goes to help those in need.
If you want to donate financially, your donation is immediately matched, so if you donate $50, it instantly becomes $100 – isn’t that a huge blessing!! But that’s not all! We have two retailers that work with us every year that match the money we spend in their store – so your financial donation goes even further!
FAMILY 226: This family consists of mom and 3 children and a grandchild. Mom has been diagnosed with lung cancer, so her oldest daughter and granddaughter moved in with them to help take care of the rest of the family and to make mom’s life a little easier. The 2 year old granddaughter loves dancing and playing with learning toys. She could use warm clothing and any educational items. The 15 year old daughter could use new bedding or warm clothing and enjoys helping with the little one. The 17 year old son loves music, and reading. He could use warm clothing or anything to help with music. The oldest daughter (the mother of the 2 year old) could use some new dishes and warm clothing. She loves helping her mom with her siblings and cooking. Mom could use warm clothes, dishes or towels.
FAMILY 283: This is a mom and 11 year old son. Dad was killed in a car accident in October. The family was returning home from a family funeral when they were hit by a drunk driver. Dad was killed instantly and mom and the son were in the hospital until just a few weeks ago. Both suffered some injuries that will require ongoing therapy, but they are doing much better now that they are home. The son loves Spiderman and is a very good student.
FAMILY 284: This is an Aunt and 3 children. Mom and dad were killed in June in an automobile accident. The children came to live with their Aunt who had no children, so this has been a huge adjustment for everyone! There are 15 and 11 year old boys and an 8 year old girl. They enjoy cooking with their Aunt and have continued to be excellent students in school through all of this tragedy. The boys enjoy bow hunting as well as fishing. They also enjoy remote control cars and could use warm clothing. The girl loves dolls and would like a new baby to love. The Aunt said the children have been great at helping her cook and love to bake. Would you help give this family “HOPE” for Christmas?
FAMILY 295: This is a single mom with a daughter and the mom’s sister. Mom’s husband died from an aneurysm in October. Since mom is in a wheelchair and going through rehabilitation from a stroke herself, the mom’s younger sister has come to stay with she and her daughter for a while, to help take care of things. The daughter loves music and fashion. She is very good to help her mom and aunt with dishes, cooking and other chores while remaining an excellent student. Her favorite color is blue. The mom’s sister said she could use some bath towels (any color) and any household supplies. The mom said any dishes, towels or household supplies would be great. The family loves to watch movies together, however their DVD player quit. So they could use an inexpensive DVD Player.
If you’d like to adopt any of these families or any of our other families, please let us know. Time is running short and we need to get them adopted!
Contact us: 573-353-4720, email@example.com, check out our family stories here on Facebook: hopeforchristmasJeffCity or our website: www.hopeforchristmasjcmo.org where you may also make a donation via PayPal. Or you may go to our YouCaring site and donate there: www.youcaring.com/hopeforchristmas-1022330
For checks or money orders, our mailing address is: Hope for Christmas P.O. Box 105276 Jefferson City MO 65110. Thank you for helping to give our families “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing! 100% of your donation goes to help those in need.
If you want to donate financially, your donation is immediately matched, so if you donate $50, it instantly becomes $100 – isn’t that a huge blessing!! ! But that’s not all! We have two retailers that work with us every year that match the money we spend in their store – so your financial donation goes even further!
FINAL THOUGHT: This is a season in which we tend to be thankful and count our blessings more often than normal...but this is also a very difficult time if you've ever lost someone close to you or someone you love is fighting a serious illness. Please pray for those who have an empty seat at the holiday dinner table this year. Grief and loss are so hard to deal with, but especially this time of year. We are not promised tomorrow...in the blink of an eye life can change and even be taken away. Take the time to say, "I love you" more often and hug those you care about. Give someone a little kindness, a little love. If you don't help through "Hope for Christmas" that's ok.. but please help someone through one of the other charitable organizations, your church, or even someone you know personally. Blessings to you this wonderful season.
For 8 years, HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS has devoted its energy during the Christmas Season to passionately advocating for those in need. Find out how you can contribute to the future of someone in need through donations of money, adopting a family or individual and/or donating your time to wrap gifts, shop for gifts or deliver gifts.
You may also donate via: https://www.youcaring.com/hopeforchristmas-1022330