Helping Beyond HOPE this Christmas
With Christmas right around the corner, as a single parent, I can understand the need for help with making Christmas special for your children. Looking for resources that will help make your Christmas? Below are a few programs that can help with getting assistance with making sure your children do miss out on the magic of Christmas this year.
Salvation Army and the Angel Tree Program
The Salvation Army and Walmart have collaborated to help with your Christmas needs for over 40 years. Recognizing that every child deserves to feel the joy of Christmas, The Salvation Army Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys to children in need each year. Once a child is accepted as an Angel, donors can shop for items on their wish list. To participate A child would pick a tag off the Angel Tree located inside your local Walmart store to shop online using Walmart’s Spark Good Registry. Once the gifts are received, The Salvation Army will distribute them to families for Christmas morning.
Christmas Tree Project
How do you have Christmas without the Christmas tree? The Christmas Tree Project provides free decorated Christmas trees throughout the world. If you need a holiday tree, you can submit a request for one on their website.
Operation Santa has been helping families for over 100 years! The program was created by the United States Postal Service, and it relies on the kindness and giving spirit of others.
In order to receive help from this program, you will need to write a letter to Santa using the special address provided by USPS or of course submit it online. The postal service removes any personal information and then uploads them online. Once you have submitted your letter, someone has the ability to adopt your letter and fulfill the requests, shipping gifts to the families who made the requests.
Since this is the season of giving if you are in a giving spirit and want to help those in need all of the listed programs take donations and as always H.O.P.E. Inc. is always here to support single parents trying to thrive and prosper.