Our families are required to complete an application explaining their situation and their family income. These parents are working but do not have the funds to provide their children Christmas, but as all parents they would do what they can, but when it comes to Christmas; this could cause additional stress to the family. We at HOPE of the Grand Valley want to take the stress off of our families by providing them a wonderful Christmas! By doing this, our families will not have to worry, and they will have money saved to pay their bills come January.
HOPE of the Grand Valley will receive applications from these families and review each application.
Our focus is to fill the gaps with our working parents with children that are struggling to make ends meet.
If you know of a family in need, please encourage them to apply for Adopt a Family for Christmas.
Families that have received Christmas from us in the past are also required to have completed or currently attending our 3 part budget classes.
We are doing our best to fill the gap and helping our underemployed families that are not receiving other assistance.
Some of our requirements include:
1. Children under the age of 14 in your home fulltime.
2. At least one working adult in your family (most recent paystub required with application)
3. Do not receive food (SNAP), TANF or housing assistance because you make a little too much income
4. Each family will be screened and interviewed in the application process
**families that have received Christmas in the past from HOPE of the Grand Valley are required to have completed our 3 part budget classes in 2018.
God bless you all!
A hand up, not a hand out
We are fortunate to serve ever-increasing numbers of hard-working, low-income families. This segment of the population is growing, yet typically over looked and often struggling. Children with parents that are making a little too much money to qualify for government assistance.
We are here to give a hand up to parents who are working tirelessly, paying their bills, and doing everything in their power to provide their children with food, clothing, and shelter without public assistance.
• The family’s situation (single parent, etc.)
• Their story if provided
• Food preferences for Christmas Dinner
• Special Needs
• Name, age, gender, clothing size for each family member.
• Santa wish for children 10 and under
• A minimum of one wrapped gift for each family member and the Santa wish for our younger children.
i. More than one gift for each family member may be given, but we leave this up the individuals and businesses that are adopting a family
ii. Groceries listed below or a grocery store gift card so the family can shop for what they like.
Any other items you as an adopter would like to add to this box are completely acceptable.
Christmas Volunteers are always welcome.
It takes a village to make this happen.
We begin on December 16th and work all week to make this program as special as possible for our families.
If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form and we will get back with you promptly!