What the Families are Saying
HopeMatch Cares About The Overlooked And Forgotten
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.
HopeMatch Speaks Life Into Situations
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!
HopeMatch Focuses On The Real Meaning Of Christmas
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!
HopeMatch Cares About The Whole Family
Dear Sponsor, 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!
HopeMatch Cares About The Personalized Details
Dear HopeMatch, 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.
HopeMatch Inspires Others To Give Back
Dear HopeMatch, 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.