Providing Christmas Gifts to Local Children in Need
If you need Christmas assistance for children between the ages of 0 and 17, you can pre-register them for Gift of Hope 2020 from August 16 through October 9, 2020. You will have a chance to tell us your kids' wants and needs, and we will hand-pick presents for your kids.
After you have pre-registered your children online, you must attend an in-person mandatory registration on October 13 at the Father's House Church (at 2833 Fort Wayne Street, Oroville). You will need to bring in proof of your registered children's ages (e.g. birth certificate) and the family's low-to-moderate-income (e.g. MediCal card, Calfresh card, California benefits ID card).
Your family will be assigned a time to come pick up your gifts on one of our giveaway days on December 15, 16 or 17. Please note that you must pick up your gifts in person, as we unfortunately do not have the capacity to deliver gifts.
The Gift of Hope Christmas Assistance program provides hand-picked Christmas gifts to underprivileged children ages 0-17 in the greater Oroville area. In 2019 we provided Christmas for 1,200 kids!
Parents register their children online. We then create 'tags' detailing each child's needs, which are displayed either on this website or on special Christmas Trees in local businesses in November.
Donors can then pick a tag and shop for their chosen child! Gifts can be either purchased online and mailed directly to us, or dropped off in person, unwrapped, to our office on 2656 Fort Wayne Street, Oroville. The deadline to bring or mail all gifts is December 4, 2020. Finally, from December 15 through December 17, we have our Winter Wonderland Giveaway Event, where all the kids get to see what Santa has brought them!
SUPPORT A CHILD
There are two main ways you can support a child with Gift of Hope.
You can choose a child's tag to shop for yourself, or you can make a financial donation and we'll do the shopping for you!
From November onwards, you will be able to choose a tag right here on our website. The child's details will be sent directly to your email. You can then shop online and have the gifts mailed directly to our office, or hit the stores and bring unwrapped gifts by in person. You will also find tags on special Christmas Trees at participating Oroville Businesses
We need volunteers to help with putting together gifts at our Santa's Workshop as well as at our Winter Wonderland Gift Giveaway Party in late December 2020. Watch this space to find out more!
Do you have access to NEW toys, books, clothes or other items that would make great Christmas gifts for a low-income family? Please send or deliver donations to 2656 Fort Wayne St. Oroville, CA 95966 before December 8.
The following locations hosted Gift of Hope trees in 2019: