Christmas Wishes Program:
Providing Help & Hope Through the Holidays

Each year, community partners reach out through Operation Love Ministries help make Christmas bright! You can help make Christmas a time of celebration and wonder for children, families, and singles who are struggling. Over 250 families and 400 children will receive a Christmas basket of food and basic needs items, gifts for each child, winter essentials such as coats, hats, scarves and gloves, and a Bible if desired.

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Find the qualification guidelines for the Christmas Wishes Program at

Starting in October, families pre-register with on-site interviews to reserve their place for the December no-charge shopping experience.  where they can choose an average of 4 gifts and 2 stocking stuffers for each child as well as shopping through “parent gifts” like new blankets or electric toothbrushes as well as gently used coats, shoes, and clothing for their families.  All registered families, with our without children, receive a Christmas basket with holiday meal items and some basic essentials such as dish soap and toilet paper.

Want to collect meal basket items, gifts, or other essentials?
Learn more here!

If a family is experiencing a particularly rough time and has not been “sponsored” previously, they may register to be considered for sponsorship by area businesses, small groups, or individuals who will help not only to provide gifts but any urgent supplies such as diapers, clothing, or even Christmas trees if needed.

Interested in sponsoring a family?
Make a financial donation or
Connect with a Family
through a Christmas Wishes Sponsorship

Together, we can help make the holiday season bright as we continue build long lasting relationships with families to walk alongside them as they navigate emergency situations, cycles of poverty, and financial difficulties. Learn about OLM’s other ongoing programs here.