The House has been changing children's lives since 1872.

Holiday Hopes


Our Holiday Hopes gift-giving event is once again virtual! Not only does it provide a safe and healthy way to participate during the pandemic but it allows for many new Holiday Hopes Heroes to provide gifts and donations that create joyful and fond memories for all the children and families at The House of the Good Shepherd. We encourage monetary gifts or online shopping from one of our Wish Lists and ask that in-person donations do not occur to reduce risk to our children, staff and you.

As we continue to navigate a new way of doing things, we can’t thank you enough for your dedication to our mission of changing children’s lives. Your support of Holiday Hopes helps to add a bit of sparkle to the hearts of our children and families. On behalf of everyone at The House, we wish you hope, joy and holiday cheer! Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

We have staff and volunteers standing by and ready to shop for over 550 children and 60 families this holiday season with your support. Thank you for your generosity!

Giving Made Easy!

Make a monetary donation to make a child's wish this holiday, give to the Spirit of Josh to help create fun memories throughout the year, buy a gift for children and families by visiting our Amazon Wish List (just choose "Gift Registry Address" at checkout), or buy a $25 gift card to donate! Your generosity is appreciated!

Please note that all orders must be placed by Friday December 3, 2021. 

Help Provide Holiday Cheer to a Child!

Holiday Hopes provided gifts to my grandchildren

and household items for all of us. It hasn’t been an easy road recently, but Christmas morning was filled with joy and laughter.

-Foster Care Kinship Family

All I wanted for Christmas was to put up a tree.

in memory of my sister who died. Little did I know that gifts underneath it would be for me. Holiday Hopes helped me to begin to heal and have hope for the future.

-Sam, age 14

A sports team sweatshirt–WOW!

I’ve never had anything like it before. I feel so good about myself when I wear it.

-Coby, age 10