Hope for Christmas
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If you would like further information on the HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS 2018 PROGRAM, our MATCHING DONATIONS, or anything else, please let us know via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook message at facebook.com/HopeForChristmasJeffCityMO or you may call 573-353-4720 and we'll respond ASAP. If you’d like to mail or donate via the web, go to : www.hopeforchristmasjcmo.org where you may make a donation via PayPal by clicking the red "Make a Donation" tab near the top of the page (you do not have to have a PayPal Account to use this). Or you may send a check to: Hope for Christmas c/o Redeem Project Ministry P.O. Box 105276 Jefferson City MO 65110.
100% of your donation will go to the HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. You may even specify which family you'd like to help with your financial donation! Remember: Gifts are due in our office by December 12th, unwrapped. Thank you and blessings!
Our families are like you and I. They work every day, so they don’t qualify for other types of assistance. Because of some traumatic event in their lives in the last 6-8 months, they are unable to take care of their family for Christmas. They may be suffering from cancer or some other serious or terminal health issue or one of their children is suffering from something; they may have suffered from the death of one of the parents or a child; but for whatever reason, they are unable to provide Christmas this year. All of our families are referred to us by their doctor, nurses, hospital, pastor, place of employment, etc. and all stories are checked out and confirmed. We only help a family one time. 95% of the families return the next year to help others – and many have been volunteers prior to them needing help themselves! Many have lost hope in receiving help. Many have just plain lost hope in most everything, but because of YOU, they can receive HOPE for Christmas!
SOME OF OUR FAMILY STORIES: (Updated Thursday, December 6, 2018)
****PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LET US KNOW WHICH FAMILY YOU WANT TO HELP SO THAT YOU HAVE SIZES, FAVORITE COLORS, ETC FOR THEM....ALSO SO YOU DON'T PURCHASE GIFTS FOR A FAMILY THAT WAS ALREADY ADOPTED. We may not have had time to take them off the website or facebook page yet, so please make sure you let us know the family you want to help so we can better serve the families.
**These are only a few of the families. If you don't see a family story that touches your heart here, please contact us. We have many, many more families and seniors available for adoption!
FAMILY 245: This is a mom and 5 children. Dad passed away after a battle with prostate cancer. He passed away in October. They had just enough insurance for the burial so it’s been not only emotionally and mentally tough, but financially as well. The oldest son (21 years old) is fully disabled and is unable to help much in the way of working outside the home to help with the finances. Mom was a stay-at-home mom and has had to get back into the work force after 22 years. The children, a 4 year old girl, 6 year old boy, 10 year old boy, 13 year old girl and the 21 year old boy make up the family. None of them asked for toys – they all requested warm clothing and together, they asked that we take care of mom instead of them! This family is such a great example of sticking together and supporting each other. You can feel the love radiate through them.
FAMILY 544: This is a mom and 5 children. Dad died unexpectedly from a heart attack. They did not have life/burial insurance, so it has been a struggle. Mom had always been a stay-at-home mom and had to go to work. The last time she worked was 16+ years ago before the oldest son was born. The 16 year old son tries to fill the position of “man of the house”. He feels he has many responsibilities to help his mom and younger siblings. The 14 year old daughter helps with the cooking and getting her younger siblings ready for school, ready for bed, etc. The 10 year old boy helps where he can as well and is very good with his younger two siblings. The 7 year old girl has had a difficult time dealing with the situation and doesn’t like that her mom had to go to work. The 2 year old boy has had a difficult time coping with mom’s new schedule. The children all need warm clothes and enjoy reading, drawing, writing, crafts and playing football, basketball and other sports. Mom does crafts and just needs some Hope for Christmas.
SENIOR 536: This is a couple. They are retired teachers and have no family in this area. They love reading, watching movies and going on walks. They also love puzzles and board games and could use warm gloves, hats, shirts and slippers. They would like a Christmas CD.
SENIOR 537: This is a 78 year old female. She is a retired writer. She loves to paint, cross stitch, put puzzles together and knit. She said she could use a new robe, warm clothing and tennis shoes.
SENIOR 538: These are 2 sisters that lost their husbands a couple of years apart and when they both became widows, they moved in together. They are quite a delight. They love tea, scary movies, reading westerns and romance and putting puzzles together. They said they could use warm clothing.
SENIOR 539: This is a very “lively” senior citizen. She loves to tell jokes, sing and dance. She said she could use warm clothing and shoes.
SENIOR 575: This is a 85 year old retired teacher. His wife passed away in June of this year and he has been lost without her. He has no family here. They had one son and he lives in Germany. This gentleman loves history and photography. He enjoys reading about history and writing in his journal. He showed me some of his journals from the 1940’s and 50’s. They were magnificent! He said he could use new journals, warm clothes or anything having to do with history or photography.
SENIOR 584: This is an 87 year old church secretary. She was widowed many years ago and she and her husband never had any children. She loves to play the piano, paint, cross stitch, read love stories and help others. She said she could use new embroidery thread for cross stitch or any patterns/projects for cross stitch. She could also use paint by number items, and warm clothing. She said some slippers with non-slip bottoms would be nice.
SENIOR 593: This is a 91 year old man who is full of life! He loves to play the organ, piano and guitar. He loves putting together model cars and boats. He said he doesn’t have anymore models to put together and would love one or two. He said he could use some new paints for the models as well. He enjoys puzzles and watching Fox News. He said he could use a new pair of slippers (that kind of look like shoes). He needs some socks.
FAMILY 399: This is a grandmother raising her 3 grandchildren. Mom passed away 3 years ago from lung cancer and just a few months ago, dad was killed in a car accident so the children went to live with their grandmother. This has been an adjustment for everyone, but they are doing pretty well. The 16 year old female.
Our contact information is as follows:
Physical Address: 1406 Missouri Blvd, Suite H, (Jefferson Plaza) (call first to ensure someone is there)
Mailing Address: Hope for Christmas c/o Redeem Project Ministry P.O. Box 105276 Jefferson City MO 65110
If you’d like to donate to help a specific family, you may go to PayPal and donate through credit cards or your bank account to: email@example.com. You’ll also find the “Donate” Button on our website. You do NOT have to have a PayPal Account to donate. You may also put a check, cashier’s check, or money order in the mail, postmarked today and it will still be double matched!
Thank you for helping the HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS families! They are families just like you and I. They do not qualify for other help. We only help a family one time for Christmas and confirm their stories with doctors, attorneys, funeral homes, churches, businesses, etc. that referred them. All of our families are referred. Each family is interviewed individually.
If you need any further information, feel free to contact us at any of the numbers, locations, etc. above or visit with our 2018 Co-Chairs, Julie Smith or Mindy Ulstad.
We Need YOUR Help!
Our 2018 Co-Chairs are Julie Smith and Mindy Ulstad
For 9 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.