The Christmas Project FAQs

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  • Sponsor a child's specific wish list
  • Collect/Donate new toys or clothing items
  • Give financially by texting STANDFORHOPE to 53555 or donate at

It costs approximately $100-$150 per child, depending on their age. We ask that sponsors provide at least one full clothing outfit and at least one toy from their wish list. Children are asked to list gifts with a less than $50 value. We serve children in need ages 0-17 and sponsors may request a certain age group.

Sponsored gifts are delivered to The Center office on Wednesday, November 29.

It is empowering for the parent/guardian to wrap the gifts for the children, so we ask for gifts to be unwrapped. If you would like to include wrapping, you are free to do so, but it is not required.

No. Due to confidentiality, we cannot have community members deliver gifts to the family. However, your group could volunteer with gift check-in. Visit our website for more information and designated volunteer dates.

We ask for no gift cards because we want the child or teenager to experience the joy in an actual item rather than money to spend. Some exceptions for teens would be a gift card to a video game store, Bath & Body Works, and Ulta. No iTunes, Amazon, Visa, Walmart, etc.

Yes! Your business or community group is welcome to host a new toys or new clothing collection for The Christmas Project. We ask that gifts be brought to our office by December 1 so they have time to make it to families for Christmas.

We always need sports balls, dolls, card/board games, and teen gifts. Gifts for boys and teens age 13-17 are the most challenging. Teen gifts could be headphones, make up/nail polish, body care, water bottles, blankets, etc.

Yes! You are welcome to donate school supplies, body care, games, etc. throughout the year as they are given to new families receiving services from us. You can also volunteer to be a CASA for a child in foster care. Visit to learn more.

Don't have time to shop? No worries! Donations can easily be made to help a child this Christmas.