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

Holiday Hopes


The Holiday Season is upon us, and our Holiday Hopes gift-giving event has gone virtual! Your holiday gift brings joy and creates fond memories for all children at The House of the Good Shepherd. Health and safety are top concerns, so we are making a few changes to our donation process. We encourage monetary gifts or online shopping from one of our Wish Lists. We ask that in-person donations do not occur to reduce risk to our children, staff, and you. If all children’s wishes are fulfilled, your donation will directly benefit the children at The House throughout the year.

You make a difference to children that you may never see. Children like Trey, a teenager who has suffered loss and neglect throughout his childhood, and had no hope or expectations of a merry Christmas. But because of our kind-hearted community, he woke up to find that his cottage was decorated with colorful lights, shiny garlands, and the tree that he had helped hang ornaments was suddenly housing piles of wrapped gifts. Some of them for him! Click on the image of Trey to read his story of the best Christmas memory of his life!

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!




I asked Santa for a stuffed dog

and I got one! When I had to move away from my house, I lost my toys. But I got Scruffles back!

Bella, age 5

I actually got a remote-control helicopter.

It is what I always wanted. Santa got my Christmas wish and made it come true. I'm so happy!

-Darnel, age 6

All I wanted for Christmas was to put up a tree

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

-Sam, age 14

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 gift card to donate! Your generosity is appreciated!

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