Christmas Project

Every year, Help Give Hope makes Christmas a little brighter for Ozarks children. Since 1981, over 8,000 kids have received a toy in our annual Christmas Project. As one of the largest children’s charities in southwest Missouri, Help Give Hope provides not only toys but food, clothing, bikes, appliances, furniture, toiletries and more for families in need.

The application period for 2018 has closed. Application for the 2019 Christmas Project will be announced in September 2019.

Please visit to learn of other programs available for Christmas assistance.


Every year, Help Give Hope hosts a sign-up event. To receive assistance, attendance is required. You may send someone if you are unable to attend . They must have the required paperwork and written permission from you to share information on your behalf.

If you are interested in applying for assistance this holiday season, you must bring the following documents:

• Social Security cards for all family members in your house (not eligible without this information)

• Contact phone number. mailing address, physical address

• Monthly amounts of assistance you receive (child support, food stamps, TANF, etc.)

• Be prepared to schedule a home visit at this time

Once all required information is received, a home visit will be arranged to review your Christmas Wish Form. If chosen, you will not be able to receive Christmas help from any other private or public organization. Your names and Social Security numbers will be entered into a database. If not accepted by Help Give Hope, you will be notified immediately and would need to apply at the Crosslines Holiday Center after Thanksgiving. Help Give Hope does not provide Thanksgiving assistance.

Christmas Aid Request form must be turned in by the Friday before a home visit.