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Glad Tidings this Christmas with Star of Hope!

Meager beginnings…

Star of Hope Mission’s program graduates and participants in our long-term housing options have begun new lives. Many have their own apartments—a real “home.” Some will be “home” for the very FIRST time this Christmas! Since childhood, some of our residents have spent the holidays in foster homes, hospitals, on the streets, or other unimaginable places. The first few years of recovery from homelessness can be difficult. Getting into the habit of paying bills, working, staying focused, and organizing family matters can overwhelm our graduates and residents — especially around the holidays.

 

Star of Hope Mission also extends hope, encouragement, and resources to at-risk households in Houston and surrounding areas. These households may be on the verge of homelessness and, through our Outreach Ministry, we are able to provide referrals to prevent homelessness and resources for stable housing. You can help formerly homeless and at-risk families by providing some comfort and joy this holiday season by participating in Star of Hope Mission’s Glad Tidings Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program.

 

In 2019, over 125 individuals/corporate sponsors were matched with families across the Greater Houston area. And, with their help, over 600 children were blessed with Christmas gifts and other needs. What is different about OUR Glad Tidings Adopt-a-Family program is that the DONOR is able to meet and interact with the Recipient Family/Families and share the joy of the season in person.

 

In this COVID19 era, millions of households were impacted by furloughs, lay-offs, and other economic crises. We expect there will be a great demand for assistance this holiday season…and, this is who needs help:

 

 

What you can do…

While Christmas is not all about presents … gift-giving and receiving is a big part of this holiday season. Receiving a gift means someone cares, someone loves, someone took time. While toys and fun items are GREAT … clothing, household goods, and personal care items are very helpful as well. Check out the listings below to find a family (families) YOU can help today.

 


Glad Tidings – Donor Information

Dear Donor:

If you are interested in becoming a Donor for the Christmas Glad Tidings Adopt-a-Family program, please click here. If you would like more information about this program before agreeing to become a donor, please email us at gladtidings@sohmission.org.