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Christmas in the City is an annual event where the community unites to provide the spirit of Christmas to families in need.

This year HOPE Helps, 13th CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY will take place on Tuesday, December 8, Wednesday, December 9 & Thursday, December 10, for all registered participants.

The event will be during pantry hours 9am – 2pm at HOPE Helps, 812 Eyrie Dr., Oviedo, FL 32765.

For more information and to volunteer contact events@hopehelps.org or visit https://www.hopehelps.org/christmas-in-the-city

Due to the current situation we are doing thing a little different. This year Christmas in the City will ONLY be filling up large stockings for the children instead having the children choose their gifts.  Therefore, please consider the size of the item your donation as it must fit in the stocking.

Please look out for our Advent Angel Trees starting next week and help us collect New Stocking Stuffer items for children ages 2 years to 18 years old, as well as gift cards.

Here are some of the items we will be collecting:
Please  lease level your donations “CIC”  and include the age group your git is intended for. 

  • Preschoolers Ages 2-5: 
    • New Stocking Stuffers –  Baby dolls, trucks, dinosaurs, Paw Patrol Legos, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Barbie Brand dolls, LOL surprise, Nerf, Hatchimals Colleggtibles, art supplies, gel pens, journals, portable chargers, ID lanyards, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup and hair ties. 
    • New Diapers and Pull-ups
    • New Socks and Underwear
    • Sanitizer and Masks
    • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart

     Ages 5-10:  

    • New Stocking Stuffers – Legos, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Barbie Brand dolls, or art supplies
    • New Socks and Underwear
    • Sanitizer and Masks
    • Travel Games
    • Water Bottles (with lids)
    • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart

    Pre-teens Ages 11-14: 

    • New Stocking Stuffers – art supplies, gel pens, journals, portable chargers, ID lanyards, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup and hair ties.
    • New Socks and Underwear
    • Sanitizer and Masks
    • Travel Games
    • Water Bottles (with lids)
    • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart

    Teens Ages 15-18: 

    • New Stocking Stuffers – art supplies, gel pens, journals, portable chargers, ID lanyards, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup and hair ties.
    • New Socks and Underwear
    • Sanitizer and Masks
    • Travel Games
    • Water Bottles (with lids)
    • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart