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

Holiday Hopes

The Holiday Hopes Gift Campaign provides gifts, necessities, and meals for children and their families. Thanks to Holiday Hopes Heroes like YOU and your outpouring of support, we can reach our goal and provide a holiday experience full of joy for children and families! This season, our goal is to provide holiday cheer to almost 800 children and many of their families. Help us turn wishes into smiles this holiday season by donating today!

YOU can turn wishes into smiles by:

  • Donating $75 or more to fulfill a Holiday Wish.
  • Shopping online from one of our holiday wish lists and have your gifts(s) delivered right to us.
  • Purchasing a $25 Gift Card for children in Foster Care.
  • Sponsoring a Gift Tree (in-person or virtual) at your company, organization, church, or school.
  • Supporting The Spirit of Josh Fund which raises money for recreation and outdoor activities for the children all year long. Dedicated to the loving memory of Josh Zbytniewski.

Thank you for being so committed to our mission of changing children's lives and providing hope to our children and families. On Behalf of everyone at The House, we wish you and your family health, joy, and holiday cheer!

Thank You For Providing Holiday Cheer to a Child!

It was surprising to see Tyler’s wish list included dolls, doll clothes, and a doll house

The young boy, who loved Hot Wheels and drones, asked for gifts for his sister to ensure she had a memorable Christmas. Tyler was able to have Christmas with his family, and they BOTH enjoyed their gifts.
- Tyler, Age 11

Up until this year, presents weren’t part of my Christmas mornings.

Ted was unfamiliar with Christmas and hesitated to believe in Santa, but he made a wish list with the staff’s encouragement. On Christmas morning, he cried tears of joy when Santa’s footprints and gifts appeared.
~ Ted, Age 7


Initially hesitant, Carol reluctantly filled out her Holiday Hopes wish list,

asking for makeup, art supplies, and specific shirts from Hot Topics. To her ecstatic surprise, on Christmas morning, she received all her requested gifts and called it “a dream come true”

~ Carol, age 15