Hall is Home for the Holidays 2022 Project
Our “Christmas in July” event will be held Saturday, July 9th in partnership with Beverly’s Ace Hardware. See info to the left.
We continue to enlist the help of the community to find Christmas List sponsors for Hall County foster children and general donations for our Christmas Project for children and families impacted by the child welfare system in Hall County. Our deadline for receiving sponsorship commitments is October 1, 2022. For additional information, please see the letter to the left of this copy.
Since our inaugural efforts in 2019, Hall is Home for Kids Holidays has provided Christmas gifts for over 2,000 foster children along with a first ever Christmas Celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center in 2019, hosting nearly 500 of Hall County’s foster children and their amazing caretakers for a day of festive food, fun, and fellowship. We are once again in 2022 staging another Christmas Celebration for these wonderful caretaker families and the children in their care. Additional information will be provided at a later date on this event as well as our “Festival of Trees” giving sponsors another option to support our efforts and business owners can showcase their businesses while providing resources to a great cause.
This year, the needs remain the same and in some ways even greater. We are looking to get commitments from individuals, businesses, community groups and churches to sponsor one or more children to cover the cost of their Christmas lists and provide gift cards for caretaker families.
If you are interested in becoming one of our Hall is Home for the Holidays Elves for Christmas 2022, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our goal is to provide children Infant to 12 years with at least $125.00 in gifts from their own wish lists and for our teens, we are putting together gift boxes that will include a number of personal items and a gift card for at least $100.00 from a major retailer (such as Wal-Mart or Target).
These last two years have been and continue to be extremely challenging for us all especially those impacted by the child welfare system. Fulfilling a Christmas wish list is one small way to support these wonderful families and help the children in their care have a very magical and Merry Christmas!! Thank you for any contribution you can make to these vital efforts. Our Donate button is below.
New this year is a special sponsorship for businesses, community groups and faith-based groups to participate in our first ever “Festival of Trees”.
Read more by clicking on the link to the
left of this text box! Sponsorship is attached.
Here is some information about how to become one of our sponsors!
Please join us for our Christmas in July efforts for 2022. We are asking for Christmas List Sponsors presently or financial donations. To sign up as a List Sponsor or Financial Donor, send us a message by clicking on the Get a List Button if interested in participating or the Donate Button to make a cash donation now.
If you have questions, please contact Hall is Home for Christmas project coordinator, Elain Ellerbe, at 225-963-2074.
Hall is Home for Kids is an initiative of the nationally recognized Refined By Fire Ministries, Inc. Founded in 1989 by Michael and Elain Ellerbe, the organization was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with an initial mission to provide faith-based programming in adult and juvenile correctional facilities and assisting under-resourced populations.
Hall is Home for Kids for the Holidays was birthed in response to the growing needs of our local child welfare community, particularly those children in the custody of the Hall County Department of Family and Children Services. In addition, Hall is Home for the Holidays makes it a priority to mobilize community partners to meet the needs of the local foster care community and families impacted by the child welfare system. Under the scope of the Hall is Home for the Holidays initiative, employees of the Hall County Department of Family and Children Services have worked cooperatively alongside other stakeholders in the child welfare system, including judges, Court Appointed Special Advocates, attorneys, foster parents, birth families, and other local private and public partners to work cooperatively to secure resources to improve the well-being of children in foster care.
While each of these organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly for many years to ensure that all children in the custody of Hall County DFCS have an abundant and joyful Christmas, these dedicated and committed groups banded together for our inaugural activities in 2019. By streamlining and coordinating efforts, our foster and relative care communities will be better served in future years.
Since 2019, Hall is Home for Kids efforts have been very successful through our Hall is Home for the Holidays project. Over that time Hall is Home for Kids has coordinated resources that have allowed us to provide Christmas gifts for over 2,000 foster children and gift cards for their caretaker families to help with Holiday meals and other needs. Additionally, throughout the year, we have provided resources for reunified families and caretaker families. Hall is Home hosted for the first time a celebration event in 2019 for all foster and relative caretakers and the children in their care. In 2022, we are bringing the Christmas Celebration back. We will once again provide in 2022 gifts for Christmas wish lists for approximately 450 children and teens in the custody of Hall County DFCS, those in relative care served by DFCS and CASA, and many in the care of their biological parents who have worked hard to preserve and reunify their families. Please join us in reaching our goal this year!
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