Merry Christmas from the Star of Hope Christmas Workshop! As volunteers get Christmas gifts ready for the many homeless men, women and children who come through our doors, it’s like having the North Pole right here in Houston, Texas! Thanks to our good friends at ProLogis, we have an awesome space that has become Santa’s Workshop! Volunteers are busy sorting donated gifts, selecting something special for each client, wrapping the presents and grouping family gifts. When finished, several thousand Christmas gifts will be delivered to Star of Hope programs just in time for Christmas Day!
This is a huge undertaking that could never be accomplished without the help of many special volunteers:
“It makes me feel thankful for what I have.” Kylie
“It’s a good way for me to get into the spirit of Christmas.” Kendall
“I like it because it’s faith- based.” Allyn
“Giving and volunteering were traditions growing up in our house. We didn’t really know any different. There were always extra stockings and gifts for those less fortunate. So now, it’s a tradition my husband and I have tried to pass along to our kids.” Joni
“It means a lot to help people who might not otherwise have a very nice Christmas.” Taylor
“We’ve been doing this for about 10 years and it gives you the opportunity to see what God intended Christmas to be.” Chuck
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, the gifts are a tangible reminder to our clients of their value and worth; that others really do care; and that better days are ahead. For what is wrapped in bright red and green paper and tied up with bows is the very best, most precious gift of all – and that is new hope through Jesus Christ!
Learn how your group or company can get involved with Star of Hope and help Houston's homeless. Visit Community Service Volunteers Houston.