The mission of Christmas of Hope is to provide Christmas gifts to all of the children in the foster care system in Jasper County. Christmas of Hope provides the unique opportunity for our community to really come together to support these kids and their foster families during what is often a particularly stressful time of year as the children are separated from their families. Every year, it is always amazing to hear the stories of how Christmas of Hope has touched the hearts and lives of not only those children and families receiving the gifts but also from those that support this mission either through volunteering or sponsoring a child.
You can give online through Ignite’s online giving platform.
Drop Off Cash/Check
If you would like to drop off cash for donation or a check, you can do that at KZRG during their normal business hours. They are located at 2702 East 32nd St. in Joplin, MO.
Mail A Check
If you would like to mail a check feel free to send your check to 2702 East 32nd St. in Joplin, MO. 64804. Please make checks payable to “Ignite Church” and put in the memo “Christmas of Hope.”
Christmas of Hope started in 2008 when the pastors at Ignite Church, Heath and Kensey Mooneyham, wanted to help provide Christmas gifts for the children in the foster care system. They were asked to take in two foster children just days after starting the church. It was this experience that opened their eyes and hearts to the needs of these children in our community. The mission and vision of Christmas of Hope has grown each year. What started out as an outreach through a relatively small church to provide gifts to a portion of the kids in the foster care system in our community has grown to include providing Christmas gifts to every single child in foster care in Jasper County. In 2009 KZRG came on board as a partner in this mission and the name Christmas of Hope was born. It is through the support of local businesses and community members that Christmas of Hope is able to successfully reach its goal each year of providing for these children.
Volunteer Sign Up
Want to volunteer with Christmas of Hope? There are plenty of opportunities to help shop, wrap gifts, and deliver gifts. Fill out the form below to sign up.