P. O. Box 427
Centre Hall, PA  16828

Christmas of HOPE 2013

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:12am -- baf139

To all the sponsors of children, individuals, churches and businesses who made extra donations, and those who gave selflessly of their time to help organize, wrap and make pillow case gift stuffers, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  You have collectively helped bring a very special Christmas to 75 children who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to have presents under their tree on Christmas morning!  The HOPE Fund and Christmas of HOPE wishes you a very joyous and blessed Christmas and New Year to come!  


As you are giving thanks for the many blessings you have in your life, please take a moment to consider helping children of limited means in the Penns Valley Area School District to have a joyous Christmas morning. 

Without Christmas of HOPE there would not be gifts under the tree for the children we sponsor. Often times, there are not even trees. We call upon people in our Valley to help us meet the needs and even some special wants of these boys and girls. What we ask of our sponsors is very simple, but immensely rewarding. We give you information on a child. This form will include the age, sex, sizes, needs and interests of the child. The form will not tell you a name, but for confidentiality it will have a code. You and your family, team or co-workers will have time to shop for items on your list. If you volunteer to sponsor a child, the information you need for shopping will be given to you immediately along with other information and directions on what to do next.   

Each child we serve will also receive a pillow case filled with body wash, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant and/or school supplies as well as a faith based Christmas ornament from the HOPE Fund. 

We HOPE you will consider sponsoring a child this year. All children that we serve are residents of the Penns Valley Area School District. If you are interested in sponsoring or need more information, please contact Connie Gensimore or Kathy Coursen by email at conniegensimore@aol.com or kathycoursen@gmail.com or by calling 364-9538 or 364-2144.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made out to Christmas of HOPE and mailed to The HOPE Fund, PO Box 427, Centre Hall, PA 16828. We often receive referrals of needy children late in December, so it is never too late to volunteer to give Christmas to a local child.

Thank you so much for considering sponsorship.  We know you will find it very rewarding to have brightened a child's life by making their Christmas very special!  Blessings to you and yours!

Christmas of HOPE committee