CACSC Holiday of Hope

Holiday of Hope 2023

Many of our families can’t afford new toys, clothes, or basic necessities. And they need your help.

While we celebrate Christmas with loved ones and enjoy the magic of the season, many of the protective caregivers we serve cannot provide this for their children. Trying to juggle buying gifts or necessities with the reality of buying groceries or paying other bills, makes the holidays a stressful time.

From this need, our Holiday of Hope program was born to connect our families with caring sponsors in the community who bring the joy of Christmas into their home.

Generous people like you ensure children and their families who have experienced the unthinkable will wake up Christmas morning to gifts and much-needed items that they would not otherwise receive!

Holiday of Hope helps Smith County families in need

How It Works

The process is easy. The impact is huge.

If the answer is yes, then the next step is to send an email letting us know how many children you would like to sponsor and any specific requests you may have regarding the age and/or gender of the children. Once we receive your information, we will reach out to confirm your participation as a sponsor and your assigned family’s wish list and information will be sent to you by the beginning of November.

Our Family Advocates and Therapists have screened the families to identify those with the greatest needs, and the gifts are only for the immediate family and do not include any for the alleged perpetrators of abuse.

We are privileged to provide life-changing services for our families who are working towards healing and are grateful for your willingness to share the joy of Christmas with those who need it the most.

Email us the following information:

Your name, phone number, mailing address, the number of children you would like to sponsor, and any specific requests you may have regarding the age and/or gender of the children.


Receive your family's wishlist from us in November

We will send your family’s wishlist to you by the beginning of November. The lists are simple with a few items selected by each child in the family. You are welcome to use this list as a guide, but please do not feel obligated to purchase everything on it.

Drop off your gifts (unwrapped) at the CAC from Nov 20th-22nd or Nov 27th-Dec 1st

We ask that the gifts come unwrapped as we will provide the materials for the caregivers to wrap each gift.

Sponsorship for Holiday of Hope 2023 is now closed!

Rather Make A Donation?

Make a monetary donation to let our volunteers shop for you!

If it is easier for you to make a monetary donation, we have volunteers who are ready to shop for families using your generous gift!

Go to our Donate page

Select “Holiday of Hope” in the Type of Donation drop-down menu.

Make your donation!

A donation of $600-$800 will provide gifts and necessities for an average family with four children.

(and be sure to select “Holiday of Hope”)

Donate to Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County

Giving hope to victims only happens with the help of people like you.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, our ability to help children victimized by abuse hinges upon the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, and community organizations who see the need and choose to stand in the gap.

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