Give Hope for the Holidays
Find out how you can help families in need this holiday season
There are 2 ways to participate in our holiday sponsorship program:
1. You can be matched with a personalized wish list for a family and you do the shopping.
Shop for a Family
We start taking donor commitments to sponsor a family for Christmas October 1st. You will be provided with a wish list in November and will shop for the family from that list. You will drop off the unwrapped gifts at our seasonal location at the beginning of December. Mark it on your calendar to come back October 1st to complete the commitment form here so that you can be matched.
2. You can donate money.
Provide a “Merry Measure Match” that will be used to help provide for unmet needs for families in last minute situations at the holidays. These funds are extremely important to us providing a personalized experience for the families we serve. If you are too busy to shop yourself, but still want to make a family’s Christmas special, we encourage you to join us financially to provide HOPE this holiday season.
At HopeMatch, we go to great lengths to assure to the best of our ability that we are helping people who truly need the help and would not normally ask for help on their own. Each nomination is screened and verified before we match it with a donor.
Yes, we are already listed on many matching gifts lists with some of the major employers in the Charlotte area. Check with your HR department to see if HopeMatch is on the list. If it is not, please let your HR department know that you would like us added. If you need any additional information from us, please let us know. This is a great source of revenue for us to help families throughout the year!
At HopeMatch, we strive to make your giving experience as personalized as possible. We provide you with a list of items for the families so that you get items that will really make them feel special. We also give them a “thank you” card they can return to us to let you know what it meant to them to get the help. We forward those cards in January, once they are received.
HopeMatch started as a Christmas program, but has grown into so much more! We are really looking for people to partner with us who believe in what we are doing to bring HOPE to our community. It would help us tremendously if you would consider being a MONTHLY donor to HopeMatch. Since HopeMatch is privately funded, it would help us take our mission to the next level. It is easy to set up a MONTHLY donation here on our website.
The HopeMatch Process
Here’s how we match deserving families with generous givers
Members of the community nominate someone they know who needs help with Christmas through our website in October and
Families are chosen after the nomination forms are carefully screened by trained volunteers.
We like to surprise families with the good news that they’ve been chosen for our program by calling them.
Donors are matched with a family and can either do the shopping themselves or donate funds for a volunteer to shop.
Each gift is wrapped and labeled by the volunteers and delivered before Christmas.
Families are contacted at the first of the year to determine their needs of the coming year. We then look for ways to connect the families with resources in the community that can help them.
HopeMatch hosts pop up events throughout the year to give a “hand up” to those families we’ve served the previous Christmas season.
Families who were helped the previous years are invited to our Give Back event in December to pass their blessing forward to new families we are helping in the new holiday season.