Hall is Home for Kids Christmas

2024 Project

2024 Activities & Sponsorships

Hall Is Home for Kids Christmas Is in its 6th Year!!  Six years of magical Christmases for all our Hall County Children and Youth as well as some extra magic for many of the kinship care families and recently reunited families.   This year we will once again be looking for Christmas list sponsors for children ages infant to 12 years (each child provides their own list that includes four items) and then donations are requested to provide our youth, ages 13 to 21, with a $150 gift card and a few other personal items.  Below is a link to the form to sign up as a Christmas List or Youth Gift Card Sponsor. Children’s Christmas lists are valued at $150.00 and the Youth Gift Cards are valued at $150.00.

Festival of Trees Sponsorships – On Saturday, December 7, 2024, the Hall is Home for Kids Christmas Celebration will be held at the Gainesville Civic Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will also be featuring our “Festival of Trees” now in its third year, in conjunction with the Christmas Celebration.  The  “Festival of Trees” is extremely successful and our children and families enjoy viewing the trees during the Christmas Celebration.  Our goal this year is to have 10 Tree Sponsors.  The Christmas trees are provided by Hall is Home, which are 6 ft lighted trees.  Sponsors are asked to commit to a $350.00 donation to Hall is Home for Kids Christmas and to provide decorations for their sponsored tree.  Signage is placed by the trees noting the sponsor’s name and/or logo.  This is a great way for businesses, churches or civic organizations to support the Hall is Home for Kids Christmas project.  At the end of the Christmas Celebration, the decorated trees are given to kinship care families or famiies recently reunited.  Th joy this additional activity has added to the children and families has been outstanding.  

Below are the links to the forms to sign up for a sponsorships and deadlines for becoming a part of our Christmas magic this year. 

        Date                                           Activity                             Deadline                                 Contact / Document Link

Sept 1 Begin sign up of List Sponsors & Youth Boxes Nov 5

Child’s Christmas List or Youth Gift Card Sponsor Form –


Sept 1 Begin sign up of Festival of Trees Sponsors Nov 20

Festival of Trees Sponsorship Form



Thank you for supporting our efforts for Hall is Home for Kids Christmas 2024.




Get Involved

Please join us for our Christmas 2024 efforts.  We are asking for Christmas List  and Youth Gift Card sponsors presently or financial donations are very helpful too.  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. | 4704 Melbourne Trail, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542

About Us

. . .and an OUR HISTORY
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 Christmas 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 Kids Christmas 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 the inaugural activities under the umbrella of Hall is Home for Kids Christmas 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 Kids Christmas project.  Over that time Hall is Home for Kids has coordinated resources that have allowed us to provide Christmas gifts for over 3,000 foster children and youth as well as providing gift cards for 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 and once again in 2022 and 2023 for all foster and relative caretakers and the children in their care.   In 2024, we will once again hold the Christmas Celebration Party and provide  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.   We hope you will join us in reaching our goal this year by becoming a Christmas List or Youth Gift Card Sponsor.  Let’s partner together to make Christmas 2024 very magical for all foster children and youth in Hall County.

©2022 Hall is Home for Kids.

Website designed by dezinsINTERACTIVE