Hope for Christmas provides toys & food for Christmas to over 10,000 people in NW Atlanta. Families come to a Christmas party where kids see Santa, enjoy fun activities, & visit the Secret Santa Shop. All of this will be in a fun & safe environment to celebrate Christmas.


Donation Needs

What it takes.

This year, we're expecting more than 2,500 families to attend Hope For Christmas. In order to provide Christmas to those families, it will take: 

  • 40,000 canned and boxed food items
  • 2,500 turkeys
  • 15,000 toys
  • 7,500 gifts for the Secret Santa Shop

This is insurmountable for any one person or organization to provide on their own. Please review the list below and see how you, your family or your business may be able to play a part in meeting this tremendous need. If you would like to sign your business up as a collection point for toys or food, then please contact us.

Christmas Gifts

We need new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. Some suggestions by age and gender include:


  • 0-6mo – Infant toys (6 mo and under), blankets, soft toys

  • 1-2 – Puzzles, soft cars/trucks

  • 5-7 – Trios Lego’s, Stomp Rockets (Amazon $7.19), Nerf guns, Hot wheel kits, Bakugan, Spy gear, Minecraft

  • 8-11 – Lego’s, Nerf football Vortex, Spy Gear, Hex bugs, Science sets

  • 12-15 – Baseball gloves/ball/bats, Soccer balls, gift cards, 
    16-18 – Footballs, hoodies, gift cards, electronic dartboards, movies, wallets, Deodorant/shaving kits


  • 0-6mo – Infant toys (6 mo and under), blankets, soft toys

  • 2-4 – Puzzles, dolls, Barbies, princess stuff, crafts, dress-up clothes

  • 5-7 – Crafts, Zhu Zhu pets, Dress-up clothes, Polly Pockets, Monster High stuff

  • 8-11 - “Make it yourself” spa kits, bracelets kits, Jewelry, starter makeup kits

  • 12-15 – Diaries/Journals, makeup, jewelry, pillows, cute room accessories,picture frames, slippers

  • 16-18 – Jewelry, Makeup, Pillows, room accessories, Movies, Bath/Body sets,picture frames, purses/wallets, slippers

Gift card ideas for both boys and girls include pizza, iTunes, bowling and skating.

Secret Santa

A part of what makes Hope For Christmas special for every child who attends is the fact that they get to go to Santa's workshop and choose a gift for their parents, all the while, their parents are picking up their gifts. 

We need new, unwrapped items for kids to shop for free gifts for their parents and grandparents. We need presents for both men and women. 

Suggested items for men: tools, fragrances, snack sets, gift cards, gloves, and wallets.

Suggested items for women: fragrances, teas & coffees, bath & body supplies, decorative items, specialty socks, stationary, and scarf & glove sets.

Food Bags

For each family bag we need two cans each of green beans, corn, gravy, and yams; cranberry sauce; two boxes or bags of stuffing, cornbread mix, and macaroni & cheese; and brownie or cookie mix.