Free Christmas materials for pastors

Order your Hope Tree at you see a Christmas tree in the middle of the summer – how does it make you feel? Nostalgic about the season? Panicked that you might already be too late for shopping?

At Food for the Hungry, we’re already talking about Christmas for one simple reason: it’s time to plan!

If you’re one of the pastors at your church, you’ve seen how your congregation feels more generous at Christmas time. They are thinking about ways to honor Christ throughout the season. They are slowing down to treasure their families and show gratitude for what they have been given. They are looking for ways to make Christmas more meaningful.

That’s why right now is the time to think about how your church will respond this Christmas. This year, commit to hosting a Hope Tree.

How it works

When your church hosts a Hope Tree, we’ll send you tree decorations, child sponsorship packets with hooks for hanging on the boughs, slides to show during your Sunday morning announcements, and more. You just provide the Christmas tree and a response table.

Each Sunday during Advent, remind your congregation that Christmas is the season where we eagerly expect Jesus, who came “to proclaim Good News to the poor” (Luke 4:18 NIV). Give them the opportunity to select a child to sponsor with Food for the Hungry from the Hope Tree. Then celebrate each week as children’s packets disappear from the tree!

 A simple but powerful response

When your church members sponsor children through your Hope Tree, they’ll enter into relationships with children living in poverty. They’ll know that their support is giving God’s hope to children. And they’ll each receive updates on their child’s progress. They can write to their sponsored children and even visit them!

By placing a Hope Tree in your lobby or sanctuary, you’re providing all of this interaction to your church. As one of your church’s pastors, you don’t have to chase down reports or wonder how the funds are being used. Food for the Hungry takes care of the details.

Request your free box today

Order your Hope Tree box at’ll send you a beautiful box with everything you need to host your Hope Tree with Food for the Hungry. Reserve your free box today on our convenient Hope Tree order form.

About Wendy McMahan

Wendy McMahan is grateful for her front row seat in watching God “reconcile all things to Himself.” (Colossians 1:20) She still can’t believe that she gets to participate in His story every day. Wendy and her husband are proud parents to two daughters and have been foster parents to children of all ages. Wendy serves as Director of Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry. She hosts the Poverty Unlocked podcast.

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