Giving Hope Information 2022

Events

What is Giving Hope?

Giving Hope is about giving children more than just a gift under the tree. By sharing the love of Jesus with them, we are giving them the lifelong gift of hope. We will be hosting a Christmas Shopping Mall Experience on December 17th, where selected families in need can come to receive Christmas gifts and experience the hope of Jesus. Parents will get to partner with their Giving Hope Host to personally shop for their children and have the gifts wrapped by our team. Children will have their own special experience where they will enjoy music, snacks and hear the Christmas story. Families will also have the opportunity to pray with our ministry team.

Shopping

By participating in Giving Hope, you have the opportunity to share the hope of Jesus with a child and help make their Christmas meaningful by purchasing gifts they’d otherwise not receive. Our goal is that each child would be able to receive 3-4 quality gifts that will last (valued at $20-35 each). Feel free to shop for sale items. View the gift guide below to find age appropriate gift recommendations for each age group.

We ask that you would not purchase clothes or shoes or books other than the Bible, and please use your discretion to ensure all gifts are appropriate and Christ-honoring.

Gift Guide

View the specific age group that corresponds to the tag picked up in the lobby.

*Items with asterisks beside them are the most sought-after items.

0-2 Boys and Girls

  • Diapers and wipes
  • Bibs or Swaddle Blanket Sets
  • Baby blocks
  • Stacking toys
  • Sit to stand learning walker*
  • Playhouses and ride-in cars
  • Toddler Slides
  • Wagons*
  • Interactive learning toys*
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

3-5 Boys

  • Animal Figure sets
  • Hot Wheels sets
  • Trains and train sets
  • Balls
  • Bikes (sizes 12-16”), tricycles, big wheels, scooters*
  • Puzzles/board games
  • Legos (age appropriate)
  • Interactive learning toys*
  • Dress Up gear (fireman, police)
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

3-5 Girls

  • Animal Figure sets
  • Hot Wheels sets
  • Trains and train sets
  • Balls
  • Bikes (sizes 12-16”), tricycles, big wheels, scooters*
  • Puzzles/board games
  • Legos (age appropriate)
  • Interactive learning toys*
  • Dress Up gear (fireman, police)
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

6-8 Boys

  • Legos*
  • Scooters
  • Nerf blasters
  • Hot Wheels sets
  • Bikes (sizes 16-20”) and helmets*
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Action figures
  • Remote Control Toys
  • Balls, action toys
  • Science and Activity sets
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

6-8 Girls

  • 18” Dolls
  • Princess or Barbie Dolls (dressed appropriately) and playsets
  • Legos
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Bikes (sizes 16-20”) and helmets*
  • Scooters
  • Craft Activity sets
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

9-11 Boys

  • Bikes (sizes 18-24”) and helmets*
  • Basketball hoop* and ball
  • Sports Equipment (ball and bat, football, etc.)
  • Scooter
  • Skateboards*
  • Nerf blasters
  • Remote Control toys
  • Legos
  • Laser Tag Sets
  • Headphones*
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

9-11 Girls

  • Craft Actvity Sets
  • Art Supplies
  • Legos
  • Bikes (sizes 18-24”) and helmets*
  • Scooters
  • Makeup and Nail Sets*
  • Jewelry, Watches*
  • Accessories (headbands, scrunchies, scarves, etc.)
  • Headphones*
  • Purses, wallets, mini backpacks
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

12+ Boys

  • Bikes (sizes 20-24”) and helmets*
  • Basketball hoop* and ball
  • Sports Equipment (ball and bat, football, etc.)
  • Scooter
  • Nerf Blasters
  • Skateboards*
  • Small Electronics (headphones, wireless keyboard, MP3 player, etc.)*
  • Watches
  • Laser Tag Sets
  • Personal Care Sets (shaving, body wash, aftershave)*
  • Drones*
  • Musical Instruments
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

12+ Girls

  • Jewelry, watches*
  • Bikes (sizes 20-24”) and helmets*
  • Beauty Sets (Makeup, Nail polish, Skincare, etc.)*
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Art Supplies
  • Craft Activty Sets
  • Small Electronics (headphones, wireless keyboard, MP3 player, etc.)*
  • Purses, wallets, mini backpacks
  • Accessories (headbands, scrunchies, scarves, etc.)
  • Scooters
  • Age-appropriate Bible (View Bibles)

Drop Off

We will be collecting gifts in the main lobby during our Sunday morning experiences. Once you’ve completed your shopping, please bring the Giving Hope tag and all gifts, unwrapped, back to Definition Church by Sunday, December 4th.

Other Ways to Participate

We understand that the Christmas season can be a busy time for many families and it may be hard to shop in-person for these items. If you would still like to participate, you can donate at the Giving Hope station in the lobby or order these items on Amazon to send directly to Definition Church. If you’re ordering gifts from Amazon, please put “Giving Hope” in the name section of the order.

Bibles

We would love for each child to receive a Bible for Christmas. If you would like to include a Bible in addition to the gifts you purchase, here are our suggestions for each age group:

Additional Information

  • As you spend time shopping and preparing, we encourage you to cover these children and their families in prayer.
  • If you would like to donate wrapping paper and/or tissue paper, we will collect these items along with the gifts on Sunday mornings.
  • If your family needs the assistance of Giving Hope this Christmas, please reach out to: nchoate@definition.church

Serving at Giving Hope

Are you interested in serving at the Giving Hope event on December 17th? If so please fill out this short registration form.

Have questions about Giving Hope?

We would love to answer any questions. Feel free to contact us.
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