Hope for the Holidays

For Maria, a sweet seven-year-old in Children’s Home Society’s foster care program, last year’s holiday season was full of uncertainty. You see, Maria had just joined her CHS-licensed foster family. When she arrived, she had only the clothes she was wearing and a small, tattered toy tiger.

When Christmas morning arrived, Maria awoke to clothes, books, games, and even a bicycle. Those gifts and that joyous morning were because of donors like you who volunteered to take a wish list through the Children’s Home Society’s Hope for the Holidays gift drive. Gifts to children like Maria mean even more than a happy morning of present opening – it is a sense of normalcy and a sense of belonging – a glimmer of hope for what may lie ahead.

More than 1,000 children are hoping that their wish lists will be filled – a number that has increased dramatically over the past year – and we need help from heroes like you.

There are several ways to sponsor a child:

  • Purchase items from a child’s personal wish list
  • Donate and volunteers will shop for you
  • Purchase gift cards (like Visa, Target, Walmart or other general retailer) to help fulfill a child’s personal wish list
  • Ask a friend, co-worker or family member to sponsor a wish list
  • Make a gift to support children and families year-round through the CHS Little Red Stocking Fund

We suggest the following gift amounts, based upon the child’s age:

  • Infants (0-2)                $100
  • Preschoolers (3-5)           $150
  • Elementary (6-12)           $175
  • Teenagers (13-21)           $200

Will you brighten a child’s holiday this year? If so, please complete the online sponsor form below by October 26.


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