WHAT IS HOPE TREE?
Hope Tree is a nation-wide Christmastime event in partnership with Food for the Hungry promotes and encourages your congregation to connect with children all over the world by offering them the life-changing gift of child sponsorship.
WHEN IS HOPE TREE?
We’ve designated the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas as the official Hope Tree time in an effort to unify churches all across the country.
WHAT DOES MY CHURCH HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?
Participating in Hope Tree is easy! Here’s what’s involved:
- Register for the event and receive your Hope Tree Box by clicking here
- Decorate your tree with the provided child sponsorship packets and other decorations so others have the opportunity to bless a sponsored child
- Make a short presentation to your church that gives them more information and invites them to sponsor a child during the event time
- Use all the digital resources that Food for the Hungry provides including posters, videos and social media shareables to promote the event.
WHY CHILD SPONSORSHIP?
When you sponsor a child you not only walk with that child, but with their entire community. Through child sponsorship, Food for the Hungry can actively partner with churches, leaders, and families to build transformational relationships, usher justice, and renew communities so God’s purpose is revealed in each person we serve.
We seek to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. Children who are sponsored with Food for the Hungry are at the core of what drives community development.
A gift of $35 each month will bring hope and change to a sponsored child’s life and community. Through your sponsorship, you’ll help Food for the Hungry assist your child’s entire community to provide food, a better education, clean water and medical treatment to its children.
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE?
John lives in the Philippines. He was eight years old when he became a sponsored child with FH. His parents work hard, but still have a hard time providing for their three children. Now, at age 11 John attends school and other Bible classes. John is also learning to play the guitar with the help of a youth volunteer and he hopes to serve on the worship team at his church in the near future. See more of John’s story by clicking here. You can find many more stories just like John’s here.