We’re buzzing with excitement in the halls of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Global Service Center in Phoenix. For months I’ve been telling you about Hope Tree, and this week it’s all coming together!
Today, I’m sharing photos of just a few of my many hardworking co-workers who made our brand new Hope Tree materials possible.
What’s a Hope Tree?
Hope Tree is a unique way that your church can worship Christ at Christmas by responding to the needs of children living in poverty.
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.
The Making of a Movement
Back in June, when the summer heat in Phoenix was topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit, our staff began thinking about—of all things—Christmas! We set to work developing materials for this year’s Hope Tree: postcards to send to churches, web pages to share the story, and even buttons for church volunteers to wear at response tables.
We considered every need that a church would have in hosting a Hope Tree, because we didn’t want anything to get in the way of finding sponsors for vulnerable children around the world.
The Movement Takes Off
Churches all over the United States have ordered their Hope Tree boxes, but we still have a box reserved for your church. Will you join us in offering child sponsorship to your congregation this Christmas season? Order by November 18 to ensure delivery before Advent begins.
Your Hope Tree box will include:
- Child sponsorship packets (from around the world or a country of your choice)
- Ribbons and a gorgeous tree topper for decoration
- Buttons for staff and volunteers to wear
- CD with videos, printable posters, and slides for your church service
- Full how-to guide
You just provide the Christmas tree and volunteers at your church’s weekend services during December.