Holiday Hope - ...Because EVERY Family Deserves a Christmas
Holiday Hope has made some changes to our policy for Christmas 2015. 
Please read below for our policy and procedure!  Thank you!

Holiday Hope Creates Christmas Miracles!
Here at Holiday Hope, we are dedicated to providing a Christmas to needy families who would otherwise not have one.  Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time......but for some families, it's a time of stress and uncertainty.
Imagine being a parent....Christmas is right around the corner.  Maybe you've been unemployed , or maybe you've had some medical problems .  After paying the bills , there is absolutely nothing left for gifts or a special Christmas dinner.  You are heartbroken for your children.  What will you do?  The kids don't understand, and they will be so disapointed Christmas morning.  "Why didn't Santa come?"  They are good kids, and they deserve better  than this.  These are the stories behind the creation of Holiday Hope.

Last year, we were able to give food, clothing, and gifts to 175 families, resulting in over 500 individuals having a brighter Christmas!  We work with local organizations, local food banks, shelters, and others.  Our goal this year is to provide an even bigger impact by helping even more famiies!
These testimonials are WHY we do this!!!
"Holiday Hope was a blessing for me and my family Christmas 2011,I have always made Christmas special for my family,due to health isssues I can no longer work,I spoke with Holiday Hope@Oregon Dairy and I shared some of my and they told me to email and give it a try....I was thrilled they helped me,and Christmas morning was a good one!!"

"Cheri Hocke Henry and staff: you went above and beyond with your help. high fives to all involved and Merry Christmas to us all and happy new year! Thank you very much when i say you went above and beyond, i mean way above and much beyond, thank you again x again". 
Sending many thanks to all those involved with the Holiday Hope , you all are appreciated more then you know. You all did a wonderful presentation for my whole family, we all loved it & are so grateful for your kindness & consideration. We are truly blessed to have all those wonderful gifts. God Bless you all & Happy Holidays from the Medina family. ♥
New Policy for Christmas 2015 - Please read carefully.  Our procedures have changed!

Holiday Hope has made some changes to our policy for Christmas 2015. 
Due to overwhelming response the last few years, and in order to be sure we are assisting those who truly need help, we are asking that families are “nominated” for Christmas help.  If you know of a family that has had a hardship this year, who truly needs and deserves a Christmas, please contact us beginning September 15 for a nomination form.
We will not be accepting general applications this year, as in the past.  Nominations will be accepted from September 15 through October 31.  Those families that are accepted will be sent a family information form to fill out.  As in previous years, a professional reference will be required (unless the nominator is a teacher, pastor, counselor, etc.)  We will not be accepting applications after October 31, as we have done this in the past, and our volunteers have not been able to enjoy this beautiful season with their own families. 
We are a small organization with limited resources and volunteers.  We appreciate your understanding in this matter.  We have a responsibility to our supporters and our Holiday Hope families to select the most needy families who would absolutely not have a Christmas if not for our help.  We have decided that the “nomination” process is the best way to achieve this.  We realize there is much need out there, and we would love to help everyone, but we can only do what we have the resources to do.
We still have our “Adopt a Family” program, which has been very successful and allowed us to help many more families.  Anyone (group, business, families, and individuals) who are interested in “adopting” a family this holiday season, please let us know.  We will match you up with a family early in November, so you have time to shop.  Our family pick up day will be December 13.  We will be finishing up at this time, so our volunteers have time to spend with their own families, too! 
Wishing you much love and Happy Holidays!

Thank you!

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