Operation Hope’s annual “Hope for the Holidays” gifting program is in full swing, however, we are looking for more sponsors – families, individuals, groups, etc. – to help our clients and their families who are truly struggling in so many ways. Due to the pandemic and adhering to social distancing guidelines to keep all of us safe, we are limiting donations to solely gift cards this year. While the process is a little different this year, the kindness and care for our neighbors in need in our community remains the same. We hope you will consider helping us give hope this holiday season.
Here is how Hope for the Holidays will run this year:
- If you are interested in participating this year, please send an email asap to Evie Angel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sponsors can either opt to supply general gift cards (always needed) or be matched with specific families and/or adult individuals who are currently working with their Operation Hope social workers to develop a wishlist of specific gift cards needed.
- Evie Angel, who chairs the program, has wishlists to distribute to sponsors asap.
Sponsors have until December 4 to either mail gift cards or drop them off at Evie’s home in Fairfield. She, along with a few elves (aka her husband and adult kids) will check in and organize all the gift cards by client and have each client’s gift cards wrapped in a small box so there is a gift to open. She will get the gift card packages to social workers as early as possible in December so clients have time to use the gift cards to buy gifts for their families before the holiday.
We will miss being with the dozens of volunteers from all walks of life who took the time to donate gifts, sort and wrap gifts and deliver gifts. But we know this is the best way to keep everyone safe. We WILL be back in 2021! Thank you!