FROM NOVEMBER 1ST THRU NOVEMBER 15TH - WE HAVE A DOUBLE MATCH FOR ALL FINANCIAL DONATIONS FOR HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS!  IF YOU DONATE $25, IT IS FIRST MATCHED AND BECOMES $50, THEN IT IS MATCHED A SECOND TIME FOR ANOTHER $50 FOR A TOTAL OF $100!  ISN'T THAT AWESOME! DONATE FINANCIALLY VIA OUR DONATE BUTTON ABOVE, MAIL A CHECK OR COME BY THE OFFICE.   YOU MAY SPECIFY A FAMILY YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR DONATION TO HELP TOO!

***We also have a regular MATCHING DONOR for ALL FINANCIAL donations through December 5th.   

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:  hopeforchristmas@yahoo.com 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!

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 Sunday, November 4, 2018)


FAMILY 601:  This family consists of a single mom and 5 children.  Dad unexpectedly passed away in a car accident in early October.  This family feels empty without him and they just need a little “Hope” for Christmas.  There are 3 boys and 2 girls along with mom.
The 2 year old boy loves learning games and anything a typical 2-year old likes. He could use shirts and pants for winter.  The 5 year old girl loves coloring, skateboarding, ninja turtles and riding her bike.  She is quite a little tom-boy and needs shirts and pants for winter as well as snow boots.  The 9 year old boy loves to read and reads to his two younger siblings all the time.  He enjoys legos, remote control cars, action figures and helping his mom with cooking.  He could also use shirts/pants for winter.  The 10 year old boy loves to draw (and is very good!).  He likes remote control cars and helicopters.  He also enjoys anything with art and building things.  He helps take care of his younger siblings.  He could use warm clothes for winter.  The 15 year old girl loves music and baking.  She could use a blow dryer and any warm clothes.  She has been very good to help her mom with the other siblings since dad passed away.  She is very loving and attentive to her younger siblings and said she could go without this Christmas, but would really like it if her younger brothers and sister and mom could have a really good one.  (Makes you just want to give her a hug!)  Mom is still in shock, but of course must continue to work.  It’s been very difficult.  She loves walking, cooking, and singing.  She could use warm clothes or queen size flannel sheets or bathroom towels and rugs.
 This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.   Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!

FAMILY 602:  This family consists of a mom, dad and 3 children.  The oldest daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer this year.  This 15 year old has NOT let this get her down, as she has continued to be as busy as she can be.  This health issue has caused a financial hardship on the family this year and they just need a little “HOPE” for Christmas. There are two younger siblings, a 13 year old girl and 9 year old boy.  The girl loves make up and crafts.  Her favorite color is pink.  She could use warm clothing, shoes, socks, panties and p.j.’s  The boy loves mine craft books and hunting with his dad.  He could use some sweats and any warm clothing or shoes.  (The two younger siblings are very protective of their older sister right now and just want her to be well).  The 15 year old girl would love to have a CD player and any music stuff.  She loves nail art and Gel Pens.  Her favorite color is red.  She could use P.J.s, socks, and warm clothing.  Mom and dad just want their daughter to be well!  Mom likes candles and loves to cross stitch and do needlepoint.  She could use some new skillets/pots/pans, socks.  Dad loves working on projects with his family and spending time with them.  He could use some socks and other warm clothing.
This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.  Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!

FAMILY 603:  This is a family of 3 (mom and 2 daughters). Dad died of lung cancer in September.   The 8 year old loves jewelry, spending time with her sister, music and clothes.  She loves purple (does NOT like pink – but most any other color is ok).  She could use warm clothing, boots and tennis shoes.  The 17 year old daughter also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves all bright colors and could use some tennis shoes, and warm clothing.  Mom enjoys spending time with her girls and loves to cook and needs new pots and pans.  She could use some new shoes and any warm clothing.
This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.   Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!

SENIOR 404:  This is a husband and wife – he has recently become disabled due to a Heart attack then severe stroke and is now in a wheelchair most of the time.  He could use some sweat pants and other warm clothing.  He could also use a tablet so he can more easily communicate with his wife as speech is also a problem for him.  The wife loves to cook and could use new baking dishes or warm clothing.
This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.   Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!

FAMILY 605:  This is a grandmother raising her granddaughter due to the parents being killed in a car accident over the summer.  This has been quite a transition for them.  They are very positive and you can tell they love spending time with one another.  The granddaughter is 15 years old and is a severe diabetic.  She could use some leggings and other warm clothing.  She would like some bubble bath and/or Bath & Body Works bath soap.  She could use a new comforter as well as she stays very cold.   The grandmother loves to cook, sew, do cross stitch and play board games with her granddaughter (Monopoly, Connect Four, Uno, etc.).  They enjoy puzzles as well.  She could use a new welcome mat, 4 slice toaster or toaster wide enough for bagels and any warm clothing.  This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.   Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!
The grandmother loves to cook, sew, do cross stitch and play board games with her granddaughter (Monopoly, Connect Four, Uno, etc.).  And they enjoy puzzles.  She could use a new welcome mat, 4 slice toaster or toaster wide enough for bagels and any warm clothing.
This family needs your help to have “Hope” for Christmas.   Thank you for helping to give this family “HOPE” for Christmas! You are a blessing!


If you would like to help any of these families, email us at:  hopeforchristmas@yahoo.com or message us here through our "contact page".  You may also check out our facebook page at: facebook.com/HopeforChristmasJeffCityMO and message us there.   If you'd like to donate financially, we take Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express as well as checks and/or cash.  You may donate by clicking on the "Make a Donation" tab above, where you may donate via PayPal.  You do NOT have to have an account to donate this way.    You may also contact us via phone at:   573-353-4720.  When you contact us, we’ll give you sizes, needs and hobbies to make your shopping easier.

As we serve in our 9th year of HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS, we know the need is greater​​ than ever before! We need your help!

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.​​


Our contact information is as follows:
Email:  hopeforchristmas@yahoo.com    
Website: www.hopeforchristmasjcmo.org    
Facebook:  facebook.com/HopeforChristmasJeffCityMO       

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      

Phone:  573-353-4720


100% of your donation goes to HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS and even more specifically to the family you want to help if you choose to do that
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  We have NO overhead or administrative costs, so Yes, 100% of your donation goes to the program you choose, such as Hope for Christmas.  We send out donation receipts after Hope for Christmas is completed, unless you need it earlier.
 If you choose to donate financially, your donation will be MATCHED!!!!!  So, if you donate $50 for a particular family or the HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS program in general between now and December 5th, it will be matched! So your $50 immediately becomes $100!
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 and Mindy Ulstad.


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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.



Our 2018 Co-Chairs are Julie Smith and Mindy Ulstad

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