I would like to say thank you so very much for all the wonderful gifts that you blessed my family with this year! I loved receiving the pots and pans and pretty red curtains. My daughter loved the Cinderella Doll and all of the princess things! This Christmas feels so wonderful to our family because we don’t have any worries about making our kids smile when it comes to gifts under the tree. The best part is that you gave my husband the audio Bible! Now he can enjoy it whenever he wants.
Thanks so much,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We want to thank everyone who gave to me and my family! We got so much stuff. We were truly humbled by your generosity. I received a skirt, blouse, hot pink jacket, jewelry, blue bowl, and my awesome hair clips. Thank you!
My son received a football, shirts for school, jeans, a camouflage jacket, a camouflage shirt, sun glasses, and a nice pair of khakis.
My other son received a watch, camouflage jacket, camouflage shirt, a green football (his favorite color, and it matches his green shoes: awesome!), shirts for school (long sleeves, just what we needed), jeans, and board games.
Thank you so much for giving, may God bless you all for your kindness! Hope Match is an awesome program to help others.
The Bible teaches us it’s better to give than to receive. God’s Word also lets us know He loves a cheerful giver. Thank you so much!
I would like to take a moment to thank you for the Christmas presents from your family to mine.
Due to a recent layoff from my job, I had no idea of how I was going to pay the rent, let alone buy Christmas presents for my grandson. Through the grace of God my grandson will have a wonderful Christmas day. This is a blessing which will make all the other worries go away; thank you very much for making our holiday that much brighter.
From my family to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts. It was so much more than we expected. The kids were thrilled and loved every single item. Everything was perfect and exactly what they would have picked out.
I received some cookbooks that are exactly what I needed. We have already used them many times. We struggled so much last year; there is no way we could have been able to do Christmas without help. Thank you so much! I hope we are in a position to donate to Hope Match this year. It was such a huge blessing.
My children and I would like to thank you all so much for the Thanksgiving dinner. Your support and generosity in our time of need means so much to us. We thank you so much for being able to be a blessing to our family.
May God be with you all,
Thank you so so much, you all really made it happen for us this Christmas! I don’t know what I would have done without you all. Thank you all so much; we love all of the gifts.
Peace and Blessings, Love Always
You all have no idea how blessed we are to have been given Christmas. Although my husband and I teach our children that Jesus was born on this day and we throw a party for Jesus on Christmas Day, we also try to give our children the things they ask for. This year with the car accident, new baby on the way, and lease up on our home, we were tight for money. Thank the Lord for Hope Match, you have given us Hope!
We would like to thank the program for selecting us to receive gifts for Christmas. We appreciate it to the fullest.
Many Many Thanks,
Dear Hope Match,
I am truly humbled, grateful, and sincerely thankful for your LOVE for God and His children! I have been home challenged, job/training challenged, and illness bestowed me in my car for several months. You and your foundation gave me hope in humankind!
It’s nothing greater than to know that through the storms, almost the idea of hopelessness, our Father, children, and servants and angels show up and remind us of the love of God!
Words cannot express the gratitude our family felt this Christmas season! The outpouring of generosity with gifts was so very special and heartfelt.
My husband and I could not afford gifts for our boys this year and you came along and blessed them…thank you…and you also blessed us! Wow! Generally we are the ones to give…but in this season God has us in a place to receive. This is a very humbling experience. One day we will give back…
We are thankful for the work being done through Hope Match. Thank you again for partnering with them in blessing families that are challenged this season!
God is good! May God bless you richly and abundantly,
I would like to thank Hope Match and all of the people involved, both businesses and families. There are no words to thank all of you enough, because it was indescribable to see how happy my girls were. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Hope Match and all of the businesses and families.
My six year old was very happy with the pillow pet, and she wants to thank you Hope Match, and my nine year old could not wait until December 25, so she opened the gift before. She also wants to thank you for the Christmas gifts.
Thank you very much for your support Hope Match and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God bless all of you,
I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. My children were so excited to open gifts from their “Secret Santa” Christmas morning. I can honestly say that this was the best Christmas that they have ever had. 2012 was a rough year for our family, but through God and blessings like this, I know our faith and family will prosper.
We are very grateful and blessed for all of your kindness this holiday season! The gifts you provided were unbelievable and made us believe that through our hard road, if nice people like you can stop and bless our family, then we can get through the storm. You and your family are guardian angels.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
You are all truly angels! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Tears started flowing the minute I began to open the first of the many gifts I received from your ministry. The prayer, scripture, and message in the greeting card help me understand how loosely the love of God flows. I’m reassured in knowing that the smallest things in life are the most important. Your ministry is truly a gift from God.
Thanks so much!
To the wonderful angels who have made this happen for us…you will never know how touched I am by this display of kindness.
This has been by far the hardest year of my life, and I thought I had hidden that somewhat, but apparently someone noticed and realized that if I have ever needed help, that time is NOW.
I am blown away by the concept of Hope Match…an organization that targets those who could otherwise be overlooked or forgotten.
I am even more blown away by the fact that someone would so graciously and selflessly give to my son (and me!) in this manner, asking nothing in return other than to share the promise that there is good amidst all of the bad.
From my heart to yours, thank you, God bless you, and know that your time, love, and gifts are received into our little family with the utmost appreciation and returned love.
Thank you so much for blessing our family. In our pursuit of God’s will for our lives we often get persecuted and it is through God’s people and His love that we gain our strength to keep pushing forward. God is moving and in His time our struggles will become less and our blessings greater. Please keep our family in your prayers as my wife finishes her doctorate degree and seeks an Executive Director position, and as we pray for a home to keep us safe from the weather. May you be richly blessed for your loving kindness!
Dear Hope Match,
A simple “thank you” is just not enough for the tremendous blessings that you shared with our family. In everything we received, we saw God and His love, from the words written in the card, to the fit of the socks, to the Bibles that the boys were so excited to receive. At times we feel so beat down and discouraged, and the words written in the card were just what we needed to feel uplifted and encouraged.
We have been through a lot in life, though in the end God always shines through. You will never know how much you have blessed us in your thoughtfulness. My favorite Bible verse is Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” In the ministry of Hope Match you are living out God’s Great Commission. Thank you so very much for the great blessings that you have shared with us! You have blessed us, our home, and our hearts more than you could ever know!
A Testimony from our Back To School Supply Drive:
I just wanted to thank you and your group for helping us out once again. We picked up our school supplies on Saturday and met some wonderful people there. This has eased a huge burden from us. My husband has never been unemployed for this long, we are hoping something comes along soon. Thanks you again for all that you and Hope Match do. Bless you all.
2011 Thank You Letters
From a lady who had lost her house, got in a bad car accident, lost her father, and was hospitalized, all within a month's time period with no family in the area. HopeMatch volunteers served her for 2 1/2 weeks, taking care of her animals twice daily (thanks Heather!) and taking her to doctor's appointments and gathering moving supplies (thanks Demeah!):
Your life shows what your words tell -that daily walking with God really makes all the difference.
Thank you for all you do and the blessing you are. God bless you and your Ministry.
I want to thank you for coming to my aid when I needed help. Also for all of the help from Heather and Demeah (HopeMatch volunteers). I am recovering well and wanted to let the HopeMatch team know your ministry ROCKS! God bless and I'll be back in Charlotte in a few years.
Dear Hope Match,
I must say, you all exceeded my expectations. The gifts were very thoughtful. My daughter was sewing (with her new sewing machine) early Christmas morning. And my son immediately started playing with his dog and the chew toys sent to him. The gifts sent to me were great and I have enjoyed the Study bible tremendously. Times were tough for a few months after I had surgery, and with your generosity, my children still had an amazing Christmas. But beyond the gifts, they were given much more.
I told them where the gifts came from and they were shown that there is good in the world. They were shown that people, even strangers, believe in the true meaning of Christmas. As we blew out the candles on Jesus' birthday cake later that day, they knew that we were celebrating our Savior's Birth!! Thank you for the gifts. More importantly, thank you for giving that example to my children! My daughter even asked if we could sponsor a family next year if we were back on our feet! Thank you!
Dearest Earth Angels,
Waking up Christmas morning this year with grateful hearts bests describes how we felt. We were humble and feeling so blessed that a family would take the time to show us such kindness. Reading the Christmas cards that were written for each of us were alone a Gift! How the words spoke to our hearts as if you really knew us! The gifts were perfect, everything fit just right. I can’t even buy clothes for Christian, they end up being too small or too big, but our Earth Angels got it just right! Wow! God is Good. So good even right down to the toilet paper! I’ll explain. See I am allergic to most toilet paper, so when I opened the box and pulled out a big box of “Quilted Northern” toilet paper, my son and I just looked at each other! It so happens Quilted Northern is the only toilet paper I can use! God loves me so much…Well, I though you would get a kick out of that one, so I had to share it! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you did for us, and I already know God has many blessings coming your way for it! I hope to one day be on the other end, being the one giving a family a Christmas like you gave us. God bless all of you and may God keep you healthy and safe “our Earth Angels” who will forever be in our hearts!
P.S. I wanted to share with you something I read out of my “Jesus Calling” book that helps me through the day:
“Hope in Me and you will be protected from depression and self-pity. Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to Heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens thus you are lighted. Heaviness is not of my Kingdom. Cling to hope and My rays of light will reach you through the darkness.”
The definition of the word “Angel” is a messenger; a go between, beings that are used by God to minister to His children in need.
For my family and I, the word “Angel” and “sponsor” are interchangeable. For this Christmas, you allowed yourself to be used of God to minister to the needs of our undeserving family.
We will never forget the kindness you have shown and I pray that God blesses you 100 times over for your generosity and caring. Thank you and God bless you for making this a very Merry Christmas.
Your Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We just want to say thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. You made Christmas for us wonderful. Without the help from you all I, as a mom don’t know what I would have done without the love and support that each and every one of you gave. I can’t thank you enough. May God bless every one of you in His own special way.
Dear Hope Match,
Thank you so much for selecting our family. Your generosity was such a blessing!
Dear Sponsor and Friend,
Greetings! As I sit here and try to think of what to write I am at a loss for words. I’m usually good with letters but this is different…how do I capture the gratefulness and amazement that is inside my heart? A simple Thank You is not enough. Not only did you change Christmas for us…you were Christmas! Everything under the tree was from you and it was FULL. As you know, my daughter’s birthday was right before Christmas (Dec. 23rd) so I spent my money on that gift.
I can’t believe how generous and perfect all the gifts were. I love the planner because of the colors and whimsical pattern. The to-do pad and colorful pens are most useful. The vest is awesome: fits like a glove and the color is great…same with the shirt! The black purse is so fashionable and modern. I can’t wait to move into it for my classes. I’ve been using a pink one which wasn’t bad but doesn’t match much. The pieces of artwork are lovely. Do you know the artist? The dish cloths are going to be put to good use because I prefer to hand wash dishes (when I have the time) because I find it to be relaxing. The Bible is perfect!!! I use the headphones every day and the gift card is so exciting because Sophia and I LOVE to go out to eat. It is one of our favorite things to do. It’s a great time to bond because she really opens up to me. This the crazy part: Applebee’s is her favorite restaurant! It has been since she was a little girl. Last but not least, thank you so much for the gift certificate to Conversion Salon. I was hoping for Great Clips, not such a fancy salon. It’s like ordering a hamburger and being served filet mignon.
Thank you for what you did and the type of person you are…you were the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus. Many receive the call but few answer. When we are in heaven I hope to give you a big hug! I know when I am able I will do the same thing for someone else.
Thank you for renewing my hope and showing me and my family that God has not forgotten about us and He has a plan. The peace of Christ is in my heart again and I will praise Him all the days of my life.
Blessings and Love,
Mother of Family 250
I just wanted to thank everyone for helping make our Christmas happen! Like really we wouldn’t have had anything under our Christmas tree if you hadn’t helped us. So I just wanted to thank everyone! I really can use the Treseme hair products since I have such long curly hair. It gets hard to take care of sometimes. I also thought that the shoes were really nice too! You know, who can’t use a pair of black shoes? So thank you everyone for making my Christmas happen! Oh, I also really liked the clothes, I thought that they were really cool and nice! I liked them a lot, they were really pretty, plus I love the color purple so that was really nice to get a purple tank top. Thanks Everyone!
Daughter of Family 250
To Our Sponsor,
I don’t think that there are any words adequate enough to thank you for your generosity! I don’t know how, but that God was guiding you. Each gift was absolutely perfect. The clothes are styles and colors that fit us perfectly. Everything was more than we expected. Thank you for the Wii, the extra controller, the games, the clothes, and the shoes. I cannot express enough how perfect each gift is. We want you to know that we are so very thankful for you, your generosity, and the amazing gifts! At a tough time in our lives, God’s love was shown bright through you. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you! May He bless you more than you can imagine.
In God’s Family and Love,
Family 205 (Father, mother, and child)
To My Sponsor,
Thank you so much! I’d like to thank y’all for making my Christmas a little easier and brighter. I wish you a very Merry Christmas, you and yours. Please pray for me and my family, as my 2 sons are serving time in jail. I miss them dearly.
Person 206 (Homeless woman)
Thanks to those who had the heart of God to bless me and my son this Christmas. We always were the ones who blessed others that didn’t have, but you found it in your heart to be a blessing to us. Just maybe as we keep the faith in the Name of Jesus, we will be able to give back like before. May this Christmas be as wonderful to you as you were to us! Isaiah 55:12.
Merry Christmas in the Name of Jesus,
Family 211 (Single dad and son)
Dear Hope Match,
I wanted to give thanks to you and your family for giving me and my son a very special Christmas. There are not even enough words that express our gratitude! I would love to personally give the sponsors that made this happen a great big hug. The Lord has blessed me and my son. He loved all of his gifts, especially the Northface jacket. God knew what had happened with it and He provided him another one. I love everything that was picked out for me. It was as if an angel from above knew exactly what I needed. I would love to volunteer my time to help this wonderful organization. I want to thank the wonderful men that beared the gifts at my doorstep.
Family 218 (Single mom and son)
Thanks for the wonderful presents. You have truly made it a very Merry Christmas! If it wasn’t for y’all, I wouldn’t have been able to get my ‘lil man anything for this day. We are very grateful for the gifts on this wonderful day.
Family 224 (Single dad and son)
Thank you-so much. Everything we received was truly great and brought much joy to my daughter. It has been a terrible year for us and making it through has been tough. So I am truly grateful for the time, thought, and effort you put into our gifts.
Family 227 (Single mother and daughter)
Dear Hope Match,
“When someone does a kindness, it always seems to me
That’s the way God up in heaven would like us all to be…
For when we bring some pleasure to another human heart,
We have followed in His footsteps and we’ve had a little part
In serving Him who loves us—for I’m very sure it’s true
That in serving those around us, we serve and please Him too.”
By Helen Steiner Rice
May our Heavenly Father bless your home as He blessed us through you. We loved all of our gifts. Thank you Lord and thank YOU!
Family 229 (Single mother and 2 daughters)
It’s very tough knowing that at times you need a boost of encouragement and a dash of good luck. With faith tough, and good people like you, life always works out. Thank you so much for your generosity, but most of all you care and thoughtfulness. You really made this Christmas a bright and beautiful one!
Family 230 (Single Grandmother)
GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you so much for thinking of us this Christmas! We were truly overwhelmed with the gifts. Our Christmas morning was truly a blessing. Our smiles kept getting bigger and bigger. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. God bless you!
Family 231 (Father, mother, and daughter)
Dear Hope Match,
First and foremost, I would like to say thank you. My daughter would not have had a Christmas if it wasn’t for the wonderful gifts you blessed her with. She loved the bike and all the rest of the wonderful gifts. I for sure love everything you gave me too. Yes, this has been a hard time for me, but I know I have to fight the good fight, not only for me, but for my daughter. Breast cancer was one of the curve balls I had thrown at me, but I know Jesus is alive so there are no worries in my heart. Maybe my flesh gets worried at times, but my heart and soul knows everything will be grand again. I want to thank you very much for everything you have done for me. I pray with all my heart and soul that 2012 will be a blessing to all of us. Hopefully I will be in a great place where I can give back to Hope Match and bless someone else who has gone through the battle. Please keep in touch. Thanks so much again. Happy New Year!
Family 237 (Single mother and daughter)
Dear Hope Match,
We want to thank you so much for all of the wonderful gifts. They were great. We loved being surprised by what you gave each of us. Thank you again. God bless all of you.
Family 238 (Father, mother, and disabled daughter)
Dear Hope Match,
Our family is unable to put words to our thankfulness for you all this Christmas! Something happens to a person when they lose their ability to provide for their family. Your gifts, even though they were presents, brought with them joy, hope, humility, love, gratefulness, along with lots of smiles from a 3 year old! My daughter is a miracle from God. She was our 3rd attempt after losing 3 prior to her. She was born early on December 25th, 2008, so Christmas is extra special to our family. And you all made her birthday and Christmas special.
Family 239 (Father, mother, and daughter)
To the Kind Person or Persons that blessed my family this Christmas,
Thank you with all of my heart and soul. You put a smile on my children’s faces Christmas morning with your wonderful gifts of love and care. It also lightened my heavy heart, which is a task I was so unsure could be accomplished by strangers. I have always been a giving person, of my time and money, but this was my first time being on the other side of a gift of love and I truly want to thank you.
Bless you and yours,
Family 241 (Single mother with 5 kids)
Thank you so much for all the time you put into this to make sure my Christmas was extra special! I hope you had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Person 243 (young adult)
Hi - I am writing to let you know I received the gifts. First I would like to give thanks to God and to you for all the prayers for my children and me. Although I am alone with my children, when I receive these blessings I realize how God has never forsaken me. I thank you with all my heart for helping us and I pray for you. May God bless you and Happy New Year 2012. (translated from Spanish)
Family 256 (Single mother and 5 kids)
I wanted to sincerely thank you for all of the wonderful gifts you so generously and thoughtfully provided for my family. The last few weeks leading up to Christmas I was worrying about being able to afford a couple of gifts for my 2 kids. And then my hours were dropped to part-time at work and I lost my benefits because my son had been sick too much. I was still upset and in shock from that news when my husband called me at work. My heart felt like it jumped out of my chest when he told me someone wanted to buy the kids presents for Christmas. It felt like a miracle. I went from feeling so sad and alone, to feeling loved, and that someone cared. I was blown away by the incredible gifts you provided for my family.
My daughter had been complaining about her feet hurting when we walk. Now she wants to run and play puppy dog. My son has been sleeping with his light saber and trying to figure out how to battle with 6 legs like General Grevious. And I finally have a camera to take pictures of my beautiful children. I couldn't believe you got my husband and I gifts also. Thank you for all of the beautiful new clothes, the socks, razors, and shaving cream. May God bless you and your family! I hope to be able to brighten someone's Christmas like you did mine, in the near future! I know God has a wonderful future ahead for us. You just helped me to feel it in a rough patch. Thank you so much!
Dear Hope Match,
Thank you!!! You allowed me and my family to have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Every item on my list of needs and wants were answered through your foundation. It has touched my heart and soul to know that you care. Now I can heal without feeling guilty of neglecting my personal needs and wants. Again, thank you for making it happen, and I can’t wait to pay it forward. I am reading the book “The Help” and every day it is a blessing to keep my mind occupied. Let me know if I can volunteer for your foundation. One more surgery and one more chemotherapy treatment and praying for greatness! May God continue to bless us all.
Person 251 (single woman)
To Our Generous Donor,
Thank you so much for making our Christmas and our spirit brighter this season! We are very grateful and blessed to know that there are people like you in the world. My children were so happy with the gifts they received and my husband and I so very appreciate the much needed items we seem to never have enough money to buy ourselves. We are looking forward to a happy, healthy and more prosperous New Year, and we wish the same for you and your family. Thank you again and God bless you!
Family 258 (Father, mother, and 2 sons)
It has taken me way too long to respond to the great kindness you displayed to me during the holiday season. I was very overwhelmed when the young man knocked on my door with such a huge bag of blessings. The light bulbs and ink for my printer were so appreciated. I have used a lot of the small Christian notes. I never saw notes like that. The cleaning pads and toilet brush and kitchen ware are in use right now! I know you took a chance in getting me some music. It was sooo special. I have played those CDs over and over. What a true blessing you were to me and I don't even know you!
Please tell those who made this possible that, yes, you truly lifted my spirits and brought a big smile to my face. I'll be 61 in May and can't keep donating plasma or doing flea markets in the very cold months or the very hot months! The things you and your friends picked out for me were if God Himself gave a custom-made order for me! It was very humbling to receive such a blessing. God bless you and your family. I felt this past Christmas that God has not forgotten me. I have a new church I am attending, but they did not know me at Christmas time. I truly don't know how I qualified for such blessings? God must have reached down and whispered in someone's ear, "Bless this lady this Christmas."
What you did for me will carry me for many months. Every time I use something that was given to me, I think of you all and the young man who showed up with a smile on his face. May God richly bless all you are doing for folks like me. Great is your reward! Have peace and may you feel His love as I did at Christmas.
To the very special person or family that took the time to think of my small, but to me, precious family this Christmas. I'm not sure there are enough words that could express our gratitude! Nathaniel and I enjoyed the thrill and excitement we got while opening each and every gift.
I could not have asked for a more special gift than that of your kindness. Our only hope is that one day we will be able to do the same for someone and their family one day. You may wonder why I seem so grateful, it is mostly because I never asked for help this year or any other. SO for many years I have not been presented many gifts during birthdays or Christmas and when I got a call from an affiliate of Hope Match saying there was an abundance of help this year and that someone asked to help out a family in my specific circumstances, it was an honor to accept.
All the clothes for me fit perfect and to be honest have been my primary wardrobe ever since...Nathaniel has thoroughly enjoyed every toy except the basketball already. But I am sure you understand why he couldn't use the ball yet with such cold weather right now. But, he is dying to take it outside and try it out! Again thank you from the bottom of our hearts, God Bless you, your family, and friends hearts! From Nathaniel: Dear Sponsor family, Thank you for the presents. I appreciate the presents and my favorite present was the basketball.
All I can say is what you did for my family at Christmas was an amazing gift from you and God. Words cannot express how grateful we are. My husband has been laid off for two years and we are expecting number 8. Without you it would have been a very sad Christmas for the kids. I am grateful for my family and God. My husband and I would have been fine with our 7 healthy miracles, but kids don't understand hard times. You are an angel on earth and I pray you are blessed beyond measure. I hope next year we are able to do something like this for a family. My appreciation goes beyond the gifts. I am thankful to God that there are angels like you here on earth to help people who are having tough times. Again, from the bottom of our hearts -- THANK YOU!!
I really want to thank you for everything you have done. We appreciate all of the hard work, care and love you have put into this program. You have truly demonstrated the Spirit of this season. We want to thank our sponsors for giving from their hearts. May God bless them a hundred fold. To Hope Match, I pray you can do this program for years to come and that one day I will become a sponsor myself. Thanks for all you do!
May God bless you and your family this year and always. You can only imagine what a blessing you’ve been to me and my six children this year! God has been so good to us through what would seem to have been a hopeless situation. Never hopeless with God! “Oh give thanks unto the Lord. Call upon his name; make known His deeds among the people.” Psalm 105:1 This I am committed to and will continue Lord willing!
I appreciate the opportunity to express how thankful I am, not just for the wonderful gifts, but also the inspirational words and care expressed in the greeting you sent me. I completed my 2nd round of radiation and chemo, not to mention a few surgeries. The most recent chapter of my above experience was another hospital stay on 12/21/2010 through 12/24/2010. A lot of questions run through my mind. I can only answer, I’m still here!
-Family 111 (12/26/2010)
Thank you so much for taking us under your wing and making our Christmas. The gifts that you blessed us with were above and beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you for providing my wife with her first pair of new running shoes in 2 years. She is a triathlete and will think of you daily as she trains in comfort and style. Nataly, our 2 month old, cannot speak yet, but I know she (and we) are very thankful for the clothes, diapers, wipes and other essentials you gave her.
Lastly, I am very grateful for my gifts as well. I was in great need of new shoes as well. We are a Christian family and believe that God is a glorious and steadfast provider. You have proven our beliefs to be true. Thank you for being so generous to us in this needy stage of our life together. We are forever grateful and hope to be able to give back to a family in need next year.
I wish to say thank you to you and everyone who helps with Hope Match. It was as though you knew me and love sent you to me. Maybe someday I can help with the program too.
From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for making our Christmas a Christmas full of joy. Seeing the joy on the faces of my children uncovering each present was my best gift. Thanks for being an instrument of God to fulfill His promise of happiness and hope in our lives. I would like to share with you my testimony. On November 19th, the Lord told me in prophecy that me and my children would be getting help and gifts from people that we don’t even know...and also told me that it was Him moving these hearts to bless us. Thanks again, because through you, we have no doubt of the love our Living God! God bless you guys and continue touching and blessing families through you!
I do not know where to start for the blessings you gave to my daughter and I this Christmas. We have been through so much that I started to lose faith. You were truly an angel and blessing for us. I know I will never forget your kindness and giving spirit. Even my mom who has been helping us had tears in her eyes. My daughter had a blast opening presents, then we pulled out the ride on toy. Well let me tell you--she LOVES it! She runs around the house with it, chasing the dog, and also loves being pushed around. The coat and boots came at a perfect time with the snow, even though she only stayed out for 10 minutes. All of the clothing for both of us--thank you. It was nice to have new clothing just for us! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year. Again, THANK YOU! My daughter and I are ready for a very BLESSED 2011 and a new beginning. Faith has been restored!!
Thank you so much for your kindness! We are overwhelmed to be so blessed. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is appreciated more than words can express. May you be richly blessed as we have been this Christmas season. Please keep us in your prayers!
"I really wanted to say thank you once again for the Christmas help your family gave to my family. My children had a wonderful day, thanks to your generosity. I wish I had photographs to send to you, just so that you could see the faces of my kids when they opened their gifts on Christmas morning. It was truly a wonderful day. Your letter was a reminder that sometimes it is okay to ask for help and that it is a wonderful feeling to give to someone else.
After meeting you I realized that there were still people out there willing to take a chance on someone they did not know. I also realized that people do really care about other people. I have faith, now, that things will work out for my family. What you did for my children is something that I will always remember. When the time comes (and it will), someone will reach out as I did and I will reach back. Because, I will have known what it is to ask for help and to have received it.
Not trying to sound corny, but when times get hard, I will go back to how I felt when I realized that I had you in my corner, helping me and making Christmas a bright day for my family. Your family will always hold a special place in my heart for the priceless gifts you gave to my family.
As days pass, I hope that you will remember how much you did for us and how much you mean to us, today and forever... I know it was "just Christmas gifts", but, there is so much more involved than that...... we both know what that is.
Thank you so much, from the bottoms of our hearts!!!!!"
"It was very nice hearing back from you. Things have been going very well for my family this year!
During that Christmas season was very hard for me. Asking for help was not an easy thing to do. I had people email me and insult me for asking for help. I even had a woman tell me to give my kids up for foster care until I could afford to keep them up. What people don't realize is that everyone has a story about how and why they come into the situation they are in.
I am happy to say that I am a FT nursing student!! I took your word (LOL) that 2010 would be a better one for me and my family. My husband and I have began to pave the path back to each other. Things are positive and I am actually happy.
My children will never know how hard things had gotten. I hate to keep your generosity for my kids to myself, but for now, they may never know I had to reach out for help.
You most definitely can use my email to launch your website!! That would be wonderful. I know people are skeptical about helping people. It seems that there are so many scammers out there. I also know that for every scammer, there is an honest person who is in real need of help and assistance.
I know you will do good things with people who need help. With people like you, I know there will always be a helping hand, a shoulder or a strong voice, even more important, a friend.
Please let me know if I can do anything to help you and your non-profit!! It will be nice to be on the opposite end of that road!"