About the Christmas Hope Project
The Christmas Hope Project started in 2008 with G and Emil Reyes, friends of ours who wanted to give gifts to those who are extremely poor and can’t afford a Christmas meal. Being from the Philippines, they started with the initial goal to provide groceries to 10 families in the Philippines who barely had food to eat on a daily basis. They wanted to give these 10 families the opportunity to celebrate Christ’s birthday and have enough for a few days after. 10 families soon turned into 42 as friends heard the vision and wanted to be a part.
Each year after, the number of families helped has multiplied and in 2017, 758 families in the Philippines were helped. Not only did the Christmas Hope Project provide groceries, it has evolved to helping people spiritually. When the groceries are given, the Good News of Jesus love is also shared. Over 700 folks have received the best and truest Christmas gift of all: Eternal life through Jesus.
This year, the Reyes brought their vision to Circle of Concern, as they want to expand the project to Mexico. We are now partnering together to also bring the Christmas Project to:
Guanajuato, Mexico: We will bring a team to host an outreach as well as provide groceries to families in need. Outreach dates: Dec 13-17. More information will be posted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Zona Norte, Tijuana: Home to drug addicts, prostitutes, street children, and immigrants from all over the world. We will work with Keith and Maya Durkin to provide hope to this very needy area by providing blankets and socks, two things really needed.
Philippines: We will continue to bless the poor and needy in the Philippines.
You can help by sponsoring a family with a gift of $15.00 per family. But any amount is greatly appreciated! All gifts are fully tax deductible.