Christmas 2020

Hope & The Holidays will be handing out toys and food again this year, however, we are going to do it drive-through style because of COVID. When parents’ sign-up they will be emailed a form to fill out about their kids. Our volunteers will shop our inventory of donations based off of that form. Then the parents will come and pickup everything at once. We feel that drive-through will also help accommodate the additional participants we anticipate we will have this year.
Our collection boxes will go out next Saturday, November 21st around town (starting next weekend check our website for a complete list of locations) and December 5th we’ll start taking donations at Billion Auto Group Nissan Building. If you don’t feel comfortable in-store shopping, we will have an Amazon Wish List posted on our website or you can shop elsewhere and have them directly shipped to us. We are also happy to schedule a pick-up from you if that is easiest.
We’ll start handing out toys December 10th. We will have toys available until the 21st, with the last day to sign up the 18th.
Sign-ups to receive toys will start later this week, we’ll announce when. You can either fill out the contact form on the website (which will become live once we start taking request), call Santa’s Hot Line 406-451-5312 or direct message us through Facebook. Please only reach out once. Someone will contact you back to schedule an appointment to pick up your toys. They are taking in a lot of requests, so please be patient for them to reply. Once you have scheduled your appointment please make sure to fill out and submit the questionnaire that was emailed to you. If you didn’t get the questionnaire or would like someone to call you to ask the questions, please just let us know we would be happy to call you to get the info we need.
Please reach out if you have any questions. We hope everyone has the best Holiday Season they can under these circumstances.

60 days until Christmas

We are still 60 days away from Christmas, but with all the snow we go this weekend it doesn’t seem like it. We will start signups for toy distribution on Facebook, our website, and Santa’s hot-line on Saturday, November 28th. Please apply only one time.
If you are wanting to donate toys, games or books, we’ll be setting boxes up around town in November, getting an Amazon Wish List put together or you can donate money through our website or mailing it to our PO Box. More info to come.

Golf Tournament Results

Another golf scramble is in the books and what a day. It was our 10th scramble: we honored first responders; 124 people golfed; the food from Chef’s Table was terrific; the day was unbelievably nice; and everyone seemed to be having a good time. How can you not on such a beautiful Bridger Creek Golf Course. Since we weren’t able to have an end of the day wrapup, here are the team winners:
1st Place: Tom Hoffman, Tom Hoffman, Jr, Kaden Esser, and Henry Farley. Your prize is $400 merchandise credit at Bridger Creek or $100 per person.
2nd Place: Chuck Renevier, Joe Valletta, Jim Korth, and Skip Lee of the Vietnam Veterans team 2. Your prize is $240 merchandise credit at Bridger Creek or $60 per person.
3rd Place: Jim Tilleman, Ryan Makela, Jason Jacobs, and Kevin Kiefer Of Barnard Construction, our title sponsor. Their prize is $160 merchandise credit at Bridger Creek or or $40 per person.
4th Place: Jared Byerly, Chris Bodnar, Brendan Brochu, and Drew Harbour. Their prize is $120 merchandise credit at Bridger Creek or $30 per person.
All prizes in Bridger Creek Pro Shop merchandise credit must be redeemed by October 15, 2020.
Winners of the Putting Contest:
1st place with a hole-in-one, Ryan Makela
2nd place: Jeremy Olson
3rd place: Tanner Roderick
50/50 winner was Barbara Baker of BLB Painting winning $550!
Tom Hoffman is our winner for the toy raffle.
Congratulations to everyone.
Thanks for your participation and we hope to see you back next year!

Give Big for Kids!

Please help Hope & The Holidays meet our goal of raising $3,800 during Give BIG Gallatin Valley April 30 through May 1st.

Did you know that in 2019 we helped provided Christmas gifts to 1,379 kids in 529 families and gave out 322 food baskets. Even though we get toys, books and games donated to us at Christmas time, we purchase a lot of toys with money we raise throughout the year.  Our goal of $3,800 is about 10% of what we spent on toys last year.

If you’re able, we would greatly appreciate a donation.  Just $5 gets a book into the hands of a kid at Christmas.  $150 provides a family with two kids a complete Christmas package from us including the food basket.  Visit to donate to a child’s Christmas experience.

Throughout the 24 hour period of Give BIG, Thursday, April 30th starting at 6pm to Friday, May 1th at 6pm, your donation has opportunity to have an extra $50 to $1,000 added to it.  The prizes are awarded for various different things like the first 10 donations made after 7:00am on May 1st, 1 randomly selected donor who gives between 7-9 pm on April 30th., and the small nonprofit with the most unique donors .  To check out the whole list of prizes visit

Kick Off & Cirque Dreams Holidaze

This next weekend kicks off the beginning of the holiday season for Hope & the Holidays as toy boxes go out to various locations throughout the valley. Next Monday evening, November 25, the Cirque Dreams Holidaze production will be held at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. What a perfect time for children and adults alike to experience this dazzling extravaganza of talent and pure joy. Tickets are still available but don’t wait to purchase yours today! Hope & the Holidays is partnering with this wonderful performance and we wish you the merriest of holidays and encourage you to place new unwrapped toys in our bins throughout the valley so that all children can have a joyful Christmst!

2019 Golf Scramble Info

We are months away from our 9th Annual Charity Golf Scramble at Bridger Creek.  The Scramble is Friday, September 6th.  Check-in and lunch start at 10:30 with a shotgun start at noon.  You can register here on the website or email us with questions,

We also have numerous opportunists for sponsorships.  Check out the 2019 Golf Scramble event for more info!