The holidays are about creating opportunity!

Hope for a Lifetime

Each year, in December, communities rally to support the most vulnerable among us - homeless children. In celebrations large and small, across the world, every child is given a chance to experience the joy, generosity and love of the Holiday Season. There is food, gifts, music, dance, face painting, crafts, sports, books, and an experience of a lifetime. In Chicago over 1,200 children and their families will be hosted, as they have been since 1989, to a spectacular day. Groups in cities across the United States and in tiny villages around the world will join in solidarity. Will you be joining us?

How You Can Help

Volunteer at an existing event in your home town.
Host a toy drive.
Donate money, crafts, food or other gifts.
Host your own event, big or small.



Hope Begins Here

On Christmas Eve, 1989 ,Dreams for Kids began. This event started it all. On this day, Clara’s House, a tiny homeless shelter in Chicago’s desperate Englewood community, hosted a small celebration for 54 homeless children, who according to Clara – “…would never have known it was Christmas if you had not come.” That day they had the freedom to believe. And to date over 50,000 kids across the United States and in countries around the world have celebrated their Holiday for Hope.

This is more than a celebration. It is a beginning. It is more than hope. It is a commitment. A promise for participants to pay it forward in their community. And promise to help bring sustainable change to their lives and to our homeless crisis.

Upcoming Events

15 December
Holiday For Hope Toy Wrapping Party

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST), Chicago, IL.

17 December
27th Annual Holiday For Hope

Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois. To register or volunteer click here.

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