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2022 Christmas Hope
Christmas Hope seeks to reflect Jesus’ love as we serve families in Gainesville-Hall County by
providing clothing and gifts for elementary and middle-grade children at Christmas.

Wednesday, October 5 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM | City Church
311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501

Thursday | October 6 | 5:00 – 8:00 PM | City Church
311 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501

Friday | October 7 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Chattahoochee Baptist Association
1220 McEver Rd, Gainesville, GA 30504


 Picture ID of parent/grandparent/legal guardian
 Birth certificate for each child
 Proof of residency in Hall County (utility bill, phone bill, etc.)
 Proof of income-all adults/household (W-2, check stub, tax return, assistance
documentation, etc.)
 Sizes of clothing and shoes for each child
 Two toy gift ideas for each child ($50 or less)


 Applicant MUST complete the 2022 application AND attend one of the in-person
application dates, providing the required documentation in order to receive
assistance from Christmas Hope.
 Christmas Hope is utilizing an online application process (new in 2022) created by
the Hall County Christmas Collaborative in an effort to streamline the application
process, partner with the other local organizations offering Christmas assistance,
and to reduce duplication of services.
 Applicant MUST provide a valid email address, unique to their family, in order to
receive approval status and pick up instructions.
 In order to be selected for assistance through Christmas Hope, you must bring in the required documents (see above).
 Applicants who only complete the online application and do not show up to
provide required documentation in person, MAY be selected by another
organization within the Hall County Christmas Collaborative.
 If approved by an organization other than Christmas Hope, that organization will
be responsible for any communication with applicant regarding approval status
and pick up instructions.
 Organizations within the collaborative offer different levels of assistance.
 If approved for Christmas Hope we provide following items for each child:
Pajamas, Outfit, Coat, Shoes, and 2 Toy Items


Christmas Hope, previously known as the Secret Santa ministry, served the Gainesville-
Hall County [Georgia] community for more than 30 years. Secret Santa co-chairs, Wanda Oliver
and Joyce Patrick made the decision to retire from ministry in 2018 after serving thousands of
children and families in the community through the years.

The name might have changed, but the mission remains the same! Laura and
Kimberly, current Christmas Hope co-chairs, previously served as Secret Santa coordinators at
Corinth Baptist Church for several years and used to talk about, “one day when we retire, that
[Secret Santa] ministry is something we might like to do.” Although not yet retired, they couldn’t
let this ministry cease to exist.

Laura and Kimberly were inspired to step-up in leadership roles, and feel called to
continue this important ministry for the community, while continuing to grow and set new goals
for Christmas Hope.

Wanda Oliver served the Secret Santa Team since its beginning in 1985. She along with other
women in the community met and served out of many different locations over the years. That
year, with permission from then DOM Mike Willliams, Secret Santa began their ministry out of
Chattahoochee Baptist Association. Wanda Oliver and Joyce Patrick Co-Chaired the
directorship position of the Secret Santa and served alongside many caring and supportive

The team is grateful to individuals, churches and businesses that have been such a blessing to children and families for over 32 years. Upon the retirement of these two ladies, wewant to say thank you for all the many hours you have spent planning, shopping and leading outin this ministry. You will be missed.