Thanks to all our volunteers for helping us make 2018 a little more happy for so many families. Monday, December 18th was the last day we scheduled people to come and shop. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
Make a cash donation or donate a new, unopened toy for a child in need this Holiday Season at Outlaw Brewing, Thursday, December 20th from 4-8pm. Your graciousness will be rewarded with a free pint. Spread the cheer and drink a beer on us.
Bring new unwrapped toys, books and games to Billion Auto Group Nissan during business hours Saturday, December 8th to Saturday, December 15th. All the donations go to kids in the area. You can also drop-off at drop boxes throughout the valley.
Want to donate money, find a drop box location or volunteer, visit our the Give page.
In order to better serve our families, Hope & the Holidays and The Salvation Army Bozeman have teamed up starting this year.
At the time of toy pick up, we will be requiring a form of identification for parents (driver’s license or birth certificate) as well as identification for the child(ren) (a social security card or birth certificate or insurance card) being served. If the child(ren) live in two homes, the primary custodian will be the one who can receive gifts for the child(ren). This will enable more families to be served.
We will start signups on Facebook, our website, and Santa’s hot-line on Monday, November 26th. Please apply only one time.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.
-Hope & The Holiday Board
We’ve started getting snow…. so you know what time it is. We are gearing up for the 2018 Hope & The Holidays season.
Round-it-up on your recipient at Montana Ale Works will go to Hope & The Holidays now until the end of the year.
Toy drop boxes will be placed around town starting Saturday, November 17th.
Saturday, November 17th we will also be at Barnes & Noble raising money through their Bookfair. A percentage of sales for the day will be donated to us. As well, with the Bookfair code, you can participate online. Stay turned for the online code.
Santa’s Hotline will open Monday, November 26th.
Santa’s workshop will be open to parents December 14th and 15th.
Looking forward to a great 2018 season.
We are less the two months away from our 8th Annual Charity Golf Scramble at Bridger Creek. The Scramble is Friday, September 7th. Check-in and lunch start at 10:30 with a shotgun start at noon. You can register here on the website https://hopeandtheholidaysmt.com/event/2018-golf-scramble/ or email us with questions, info@HopeAndTheHolidaysMT.com.
We also have numerous opportunists for sponsorships. Check out the 2018 Golf Scramble event for more info!
Hope & The Holidays has teamed up with the American Legion in Downtown Bozeman for BINGO once a month through the summer. June 20th, July 25th and August 15th. $1 a game other than the final blackout game, $2. All cash prizes. Lots of fun to raise money to buy toys for children in and around the Gallatin Valley.
Tomaso’s on Main, serving inside the American Legion, offers a full menu from 4:30 to 8:30, so grab dinner while you’re playing BINGO.
Please help Hope & The Holidays meet our goal of raising $3,300 during Give BIG Gallatin Valley right now through Friday, May 4th at 6pm.
Did you know that in 2017 we helped provided Christmas gifts to 1,613 kids in 595 families and gave out 338 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 $3,300 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 https://www.givebiggv.org/organizations/hope-the-holidays to donate to a child’s Christmas experience.
Throughout the 24 hour period of Give BIG, Thursday, May 3rd starting at 6pm to Friday, May 4th at 6pm, your donation has opportunity to have an extra $20 or $750 added to it. The prizes are awarded for various different things like the donation made closest to sunrise, the 2018 donation made, and the small nonprofit with the most unique donors during the 24 hour period. To check out the whole list of prizes visit https://www.givebiggv.org/prizes.
And don’t forget, we are having a Christmas Party at Giggles: Toys & More in the Gallatin Valley Mall on Friday afternoon from 3-6pm. Start your weekend off right with some cookies and fun.
Hope & The Holidays is proud to announce that they will be participating in Give Big Gallatin Valley May 3 & 4th!
Give Big Gallatin Valley is a 24-hour online and live celebration of giving created to connect generous community members with the causes they care about most. Give Big Gallatin Valley’s goal is to inspire 4,000 community members to give $1,000,000 to local causes. Powered by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, Presented by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation. Hope & The Holidays goal is to raise $3,300, about 10% of the amount of money that we spent on toys in 2017.
Hope & The Holidays has completed another successful season thanks to all our volunteers and those who donated toys or money. We are blessed to live in such a giving community and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best new year ever!