With hearts full of gratitude, we want to say thank you to all those who have expressed interest in helping make this Christmas magical for families experiencing hard times in our shelter. Your unwavering support and dedication have touched the lives of many within our community. At Home Sweet Home Ministries, we believe in not only providing gifts but also empowering families to be the ones providing Christmas joy for their loved ones. It is our mission to help preserve the pride and dignity of every individual we serve.
We are thrilled to announce the return of our upcoming toy shopping event, "Hope for the Holidays," hosted at our community center, The Junction. This event aims to transform our space into a Winter wonderland where families can select the perfect gifts for their little ones. Through your contributions, we are confident that the spirit of giving and the joy of the season will be spread far and wide.
Once again, thank you for your continued support, especially during this special time of the year. Together, let's create cherished memories and bring smiles to the faces of those who need it!
To order gifts from our Hope for the Holidays shopping registry, click here.
The program allows individuals and parents in shelter to complete various work and contribution opportunities around HSHM in exchange for points towards children's Christmas gifts.
Our ultimate hope is that participants see themselves participating in God's work of making things right in the world and acknowledging their given skills and abilities in doing so. We hope that next year, two participants will take lead roles in organizing and running this program!
One hour of scheduled work at HSHM equals 10 points (Max of 20 hours/200 Points). The children's gifts will range from 2-20 points. The points are redeemed for gifts on shopping dates in mid-December.
We believe this program is an opportunity for participants to increase decision-making capacity and an option to participate in a healthy dynamic of reciprocity, rather than receiving a handout. Our hope is that all contribution opportunities are amongst others and avoid isolation.
Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12