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, resources, and 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

Join us on December 12, 2020, at our Chicago event, at the Broadway Armory. ( scroll down below to register). 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 – in the United States or anywhere in the world!  Chicago details, Toy Drive Flyer, and Event Flyer coming soon.


Holiday for Hope Superheros

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 70,000 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

10 December
Holiday for Hope Toy Wrapping Party

Toy Packing Party; Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois. Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Join Us!

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Holiday for Hope Toys
4,000 Holiday for Hope Toys
12 December
32nd Annual Holiday for Hope

Broadway Armory, Chicago, Illinois. Saturday, December 12th, 2020, 10am-3pm

Visit in 2020 for registration details!

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